Howe, Clarence Decatur

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Howe, Clarence Decatur

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The Right Honorable C.D. Howe was the first Chancellor of Dalhousie University, from 1957 to 1960. His association with Dalhousie dates to 1908, when he was appointed Professor of Engineering, leaving in 1912 to work for the government, followed by success as a businessman and later politician. He was a powerful Canadian Cabinet minister of the Liberal Party, serving in the governments of Prime Ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King and Louis St. Laurent continuously from 1935 to 1957.


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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Engineering (1997-)

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1908 - 1912

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C.D. (Clarence Decatur) Howe was a Dalhousie engineering professor from 1908-1912 and later served as the university's first Chancellor (1957-1960).

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