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Hugh Hamilton Saunderson fonds, 1904-1984

MSS 49, PC 73, TC 68

96 cm of textual records

Hugh Hamilton Saunderson was born in Winnipeg in 1904, the second son of Hugh Hamilton Saunderson and Lina Dunham (DuVal). He obtained a B.A. in 1924, with the Gold Medal from the University of Manitoba. He returned and obtained a B.Sc. in 1929, and an M.Sc. in chemistry in 1930. In 1932 he obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from McGill University with graduate scholarships from National Research council. He was a Research Chemist with the Canadian International Paper Company until 1947. He became Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Arts and Science in 1945 at the University of Manitoba. In 1954 he accepted an invitation to return to the University of Manitoba as its sixth president, the first of its graduates to hold that office. He remained in the position until his retirement in 1970. Dr. Saunderson was involved in and made contributions to many organizations and associations as a member, president, and chairman. He received numerous awards and honours throughout his career. He was married to Patricia Jean Coke, and they raised one son and one daughter. Saunderson died in 1984.

The fonds consists of appointment books, biographical information, correspondence, receipts, speeches and addresses, minutes, articles, reports, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.

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