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William Claus

William Claus, government official, militia officer, military figure in the War of 1812 (b at Williamsburg, near present-day Amsterdam, NY, 8 Sep 1765; d at Niagara, Ont, 11 Nov 1826).

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William Cyril Desmond Pacey

William Cyril Desmond Pacey, professor, literary critic (b at Dunedin, NZ 1 May 1917; d at Fredericton 4 July 1975). Educated at University of Toronto and Cambridge he taught English at University of Manitoba (1940-44) before moving to University of New Brunswick, where he remained.

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William D. MacGillivray

 In 1980 MacGillivray founded his own production company, Picture Plant, for which he wrote and directed 4 feature films - STATIONS (1983), Life Classes (1987), The Vacant Lot (1989) and Understanding Bliss (1990) - that explore the relationships between art and life.

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William Dempsey Valgardson

William Dempsey Valgardson, short story writer, novelist, poet (b at Winnipeg, Man 7 May 1939). Raised in Gimli, Man, a heavily Icelandic community, he was educated at U Man and the University of Iowa, and now teaches at U Vic.

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William Dichmont

William Dichmont. Pianist, organist, violinist, teacher, conductor, composer, b Accrington, Lancashire, England, 3 Feb 1882, d Vancouver 17 Jul 1943. He studied piano and violin with Gerhard Kuhnel and later attended the Manchester School of Music.

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William Dodge Lovitt

William Dodge Lovitt, vessel owner, entrepreneur (b 21 July 1834; d 1 Jan 1894). He purchased new sailing vessels at YARMOUTH, NS, Port of Registry during the 19th century.

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William Donald Albright

Being keenly interested in the farming potential and promotion of the region, Albright immediately started conducting agricultural experiments on his own land and quickly established a contract to work part time for the CENTRAL EXPERIMENTAL FARM in Ottawa.

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William Douglas

William (Leslie) Douglas. Composer, bassoonist, pianist, teacher, b London, Ont, 7 Nov 1944; ARCT (piano) 1962, B MUS (Toronto) 1966, M MUS performance and composition (Yale) 1969. He studied bassoon with Nicholas Kilburn at the University of Toronto.

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William E. Benjamin

William E. (Emmanuel) Benjamin. Theorist, musicologist, composer, b. Montreal 7 Dec 1944; B MUS (McGill) 1965, MFA (Princeton) 1968, PH D (Princeton) 1975. He studied piano at the CMM and in 1966 won a Woodrow Wilson national fellowship, the first of several such awards.

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William Edmund Harper

William Edmund Harper, astronomer (b at Dobbinton, Ont 20 Mar 1878; d at Victoria 4 June 1940). After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1906, Harper joined the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa and later conducted a national search for a site for a proposed new observatory.

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William Edward Gallie

William Edward Gallie, surgeon, educator (born at Barrie, Ont 29 Jan 1882; d at Toronto 25 Sept 1959). He graduated from Barrie Collegiate Institute in 1899 and received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1903.

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William Edwin Collin

William Edwin Collin, literary critic (b at Oakenshaw, Eng 9 May 1893; d at London, Ont 21 Dec 1984). His The White Savannahs (1936, repr 1975), a modernist study of 9 Canadian poets, established him as a major Canadian critic. Collin applied the ideas of such writers as T.S.

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William Edwin Ricker

William Edwin Ricker, OC, FRSC, fishery and aquatic biologist (born 11 August 1908 in Waterdown, ON; died 8 September 2001 in Nanaimo, BC). Ricker was widely recognized as Canada's foremost fishery scientist.

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William Eric Phillips

William Eric Phillips, financier, industrialist (b at Toronto 3 Jan 1893; d at Palm Beach, Fla 26 Dec 1964). In Europe at the outbreak of WWI, Eric Phillips joined the British army, winning both the DSO and the Military Cross, and becoming lieutenant-colonel.