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William Jackman

William Jackman, sealing captain, sailing master (b at Renews, Nfld 20 May 1837; d at St John's 25 Feb 1877). William, like his famous brother, Capt Arthur JACKMAN, was at an early age involved in the Labrador cod fishery and in the seal hunt.

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William James Richardson

William James Richardson, author, humorist, radio host (b at Winnipeg 11 Aug 1955). Bill Richardson was raised in Winnipeg and graduated from Silver Heights Collegiate. He attended the University of Winnipeg and received a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies in 1976.

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William James Topley

William James Topley, photographer (b at Montréal 13 Feb 1845; d at Vancouver 16 Nov 1930). He learned photography from his mother. In 1864 he joined the studio of William NOTMAN in Montréal. Three years later he opened Notman's new Ottawa studio and purchased the business in 1872.

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William John Bennett

William John Bennett, businessman (b at Schreiber, Ont 3 Nov 1911; d at Montréal, Qué 23 Apr 1991). A graduate of the University of Toronto, Bennett became private secretary to C.D. HOWE in 1935 and served as Howe's executive assistant in the Department of Munitions and Supply during WWII.

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William John Wintember

William John Wintemberg, archaeologist (b at New Dundee, Ont 18 May 1876; d at Ottawa 25 Apr 1941). Wintemberg worked as a compositor and later a coppersmith before his varied and dedicated antiquarian activities led to an association with the Ontario Provincial Museum.

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William Jordan

Jordan, William (Sheldon). Composer, teacher, b Athens, Ga, 19 Nov 1951; B MUS (Georgia) 1971, MA (Pennsylvania) 1973, PH D (Florida State) 1976. In 1971 he went to France for two months' study with Nadia Boulanger and Jean Casadesus, and completed courses in composition and music theory.

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William Kaye Lamb

William Kaye Lamb, librarian, author, archivist (born at New Westminster, BC 11 May 1904; died at Vancouver, 24 Aug 1999). Educated at UBC (BA, 1927, MA, 1930), the Sorbonne and London School of Economics (PhD, 1933), Lamb served as provincial librarian and archivist in BC 1934-1940.

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William Keith Rogers

Rogers, William Keith. Composer, b Charlottetown 16 Mar 1921; M MUS (Juilliard) 1948. Early success in competitions encouraged Rogers to enter the Juilliard School in 1939 where he studied piano with Arthur Newstead and composition with Vittorio Giannini, Bernard Wagenaar, and Frederick Jacobi.

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William Kennedy

William Kennedy, explorer (b probably at Cumberland House, Rupert's Land 26 Apr 1814; d at St Andrews, Red River Settlement 25 Jan 1890).

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William Kirby

William Kirby, novelist, journalist (b at Kingston-upon-Hull, Eng 23 Oct 1817; d at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont 23 June 1906).

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William Kuinka

William Kuinka, mandolinist, bassist, guitarist (born 28 January 1916 in Anyox, BC; died 7 April 2008 in Toronto, ON). ARCT 1951.

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William Kurelek

Returning to Toronto, he was established by the early 1960s as an important painter, alternating realistic works depicting his prairie roots with didactic series. In the 1970s he began to publish his paintings with simple texts.

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William Lash Miller

William Lash Miller, educator, chemist (b at Galt, Ont 10 Sept 1866; d at Toronto 1 Sept 1940). When he died, Miller was described as the greatest chemist Canada had produced; he was certainly the most colourful.

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William Lewis Wright

William Lewis Wright. Teacher, organist, administrator, b Nova Scotia 16 Apr 1878, d Robson, BC, 1970; BA (Acadia) 1903, honorary D MUS (Acadia) 1946, honorary D MUS (Brandon) 1969. He was the first music graduate of Acadia University, then studied for four years in Germany with Leopold Godowsky.

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William Littler

William (Richard Arthur) Littler. Critic, teacher, b Vancouver 12 Jul 1940; BA (British Columbia) 1963. He began piano lessons at 11 with Dorothea Limpus, a pupil of J.D.A. Tripp, and studied theory with Limpus, A.B. Hendrickson, and Desmond Burdon-Murphy.

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William Lyall

William Lyall, philosopher (b at Paisley, Scot 11 June 1811; d at Halifax 17 Jan 1890). He arrived in Halifax in 1850 as a minister trained in the classics. Most of his teaching (about 32 hours a week) was done at Dalhousie in Halifax.