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Dr. H. M. Tory

Nature volume 159, pages 630631 (10 May 1947) | Download Citation



HENRY MARSHALL TORY died in Ottawa, Canada, on February 8, at the age of eighty-three. At the time of his last illness he was president of Carleton College, a post which he had filled from 1942 when he was instrumental in founding this institution of higher learning. At that time he had returned to active academic work after having enjoyed a few years of well-earned rest following a long life of high achievements. Thus once again his great talents for organisation were directed towards the establishment of yet another college. Early in his career he had contributed in no small measure to the founding of the University of British Columbia at Vancouver, and later the University of Alberta at Edmonton. He had directed the organisation of “Khaki College” in the First World War, and had been the first full-time president of the National Research Council of Canada. By virtue of his many high offices and as he was by natural bent a philosopher and an earnest educationist, he was widely recognized as one of Canada's most distinguished sons.

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