Wilfrid Eggleston

Wilfrid Eggleston, journalist (b at Lincoln, Eng 25 Mar 1901; d at Ottawa 13 June 1986). Raised on an Alberta homestead, he took a BA at Queen's (1926) before becoming a journalist, briefly in Lethbridge and then in Toronto.

Wilfrid Eggleston

Wilfrid Eggleston, journalist (b at Lincoln, Eng 25 Mar 1901; d at Ottawa 13 June 1986). Raised on an Alberta homestead, he took a BA at Queen's (1926) before becoming a journalist, briefly in Lethbridge and then in Toronto. He was Ottawa correspondent for the Toronto Star and Reuters 1929-36, a member of the secretariat of the Royal Commission on FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS 1937-39, chief press censor during WWII and founding director of Carleton U's School of Journalism 1947-66. He was considered the father of journalism education in Canada, emphasizing its roots in the liberal arts and social sciences. His literary works include 2 novels, literary criticism, histories of Ottawa, nuclear energy in Canada and the National Research Council and 2 memoirs, While I Still Remember (1968) and Literary Friends (1980).