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Canadian lawyer and judge William George Morrow was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1917. Graduated in law from The University of Alberta and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1940. Serving in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, W.G. Morrow achieved the rank of Lieutenant, and was mentioned in D-Day despatches. In 1947 he married Genevieve Henry and they had four children, William Henry, Pauline May, Lee Walker and John Martin. He was created Queen's Counsel in 1953. He was called to the Bars of the Northwest Territories in 1959, British Columbia in 1961, and the Yukon in 1962. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories in 1966, succeeding the first NWT judge, John Sissons. In 1976 he became an Alberta Supreme Court Judge. Justice Morrow was noted for his precedent-setting judicial decisions in northern Canada and for his common sense in the application of justice in cases involving citizens of the Territories. Died in 1980.
Canadian playwright and journalist Lois Kerr, née Reynolds, was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Educated at the University of Toronto. Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 5, 2001. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre, p. 284.
Amateur Canadian actress and director in Calgary, Alberta, in the 1940s and 1950s. Won best actress Award in 1941 Calgary Youth Federation Dramatic Festival and in 1947 Alberta Regional Drama Festival.
In 1970 the Graduate English Association at the University of Toronto published the first issue of Descant, a journal devoted to creative writing, graphic arts and critical reviews. Jane Shen was the first editor; Karen Muhallen edited the journal from 1973 to the present. Descant is published with the assistance of the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council. Additional information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian Literature, 2nd ed., p. 289-290.
The Calgary Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada extends east-west from Saskatchewan to the British Columbia border and north-south from a line running east-west approximately through Bashaw-Lacombe-Rimbey to the United States border.
Canadian journalist, historian and author James H. Gray was born in Whitemouth, Manitoba, on August 31, 1906. Died in Calgary, Alberta, on November 12, 1998. Biographical information available in The Oxford companion to Canadian literature, p. 317-318.
Canadian author, historian, educator, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, 1966-1974, John Walter Grant MacEwan was born on August 12, 1902 near Brandon, Manitoba. Died in Calgary, Alberta, on June 15, 2000. Biographical information available in The Canadian who's who, 1992, p. 655.