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J. William Dawson
Birth: Oct. 13, 1820
Pictou
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Nov. 19, 1899

Dawson was the greatest scientist in Canada in the 19th century. He was a geologist and paleontologist, the only person to be president of both the British and the American Associations for the Advancement of Science. He founded the Royal Society of Canada. He was one of the leading critics of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. When Dawson arrived at McGill it was in a moribund state, but during his 38 year tenure as Principal it rose to become one of the world's leading universities. 
 
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  William Bell Dawson (____ - 1944)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Royal Cemetery
Montreal
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
Plot: Section M2
 
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Record added: Aug 14, 2000
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J. William Dawson
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