"JOHN WESLEY DAFOE - 1866-1944"
Posted by: entogeek
N 44° 21.804 W 077° 41.339
18T E 285731 N 4915753
Quick Description: In a park, on the south side of Road 62 just west of Road 69 and just east of a picnic area
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/21/2010 4:11:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM9ABC
Born in Bangor Township, Dafoe began his career with the 'Montreal Daily Star' in 1883. Two years later he became editor of the "Ottawa Evening Journal" following which he served on the "Manitoba (later Winnipeg) Free Press", 1886-92. Returning to Montreal he worked on the "Daily Herald" and "Star". In 1901 he rejoined the Winnipeg paper remaining its editor until 1944. A crusading journalist, he championed Dominion status, the League of Nations and the welfare of the Canadian West and was a founder of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. He took part in the Paris Peace Conference, 1919; the Imperial Conference, 1923; and served on the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations 1937-40.
Address or location of plaque: Road 62 just west of Road 69
Physical location of plaque: Other location
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Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": N/A
This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'
Condition of sign: Excellent
Is this a bilingual sign?: No !
A web-site for more details.: Not listed
What is the second/third language?: Not listed
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