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Zubick, John J. "Jack"

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John J. Zubick, 1897-1972, was born in Siberia, Russia of German descent. He came to the USA as a child and moved to western Canada in 1910. During the First World War he served with the 5th Canadian Battalion and on his return taught school in Saskatchewan. For eight years he edited a Saskatchewan weekly newspaper. He moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1933 and became business manager of the Calgary Artificial Limb Company.

He was strongly opposed to the Social Credit Party and undertook a personal campaign of speeches and radio broadcasts to discredit the party. He also published the anti-Social Credit newspaper, The Rebel, from 1937 to 1939. During the Second World War he served with the British Army as press chief in Germany and rose to the rank of major. In the 1950s he worked as an insurance underwriter and was very active in the Conservative Party. He retired to Victoria ca. 1963.

Zinovich, Jordan Samuel

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  • 1955-

Jordan Samuel Zinovich, (1955- ), writer, editor, lecturer, and researcher, was born in Kimberly, British Columbia, and immigrated to the United States in 1981. He received his BA from the City University of New York in 1987 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

His work often deals with Canadian themes, including two works based on the life of Ed Nagle, The Prospector: North of Sixty / Ted Nagle and Jordan Zinovich. – Edmonton : Lone Pine Publishing, 1989, and Battling the Bay: The Turn-of-the-Century Adventurers of Fur Trader Ed Nagle / Jordan Zinovich. – Edmonton : Lone Pine Publishing, 1992. Zinovich has also provided research consulting services and compiled a report on the provenance of a collection of Métis and Indigenous artifacts.

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