Robert Newton (academic)

Robert Newton (February 7, 1889 – November 22, 1985) was a Canadian biochemist and academic administrator. Newton attended McGill University (BSc 1912), the University of Manitoba (1921 MSc, 1923 PhD), and University of Alberta (DSc). He was a veteran of World War I. In 1919, he became professor of field husbandry at the University of Alberta. He later was professor of plant biochemistry in the Department of Field Crops, and head of the Department of Field Crops from 1924 to 1932. Newton took a leave to become the head of the Applied Biology Section of the National Research Council in Ottawa, but returned to the University in 1941 to become Dean of Agriculture, which he served until he was named president of the university. He retired in 1950 to the Pacific Coast of Canada, and died in California in 1985.[1][2]

Robert Newton
President of the University of Alberta
In office
1941–1950
Preceded byWilliam A. R. Kerr
Succeeded byAndrew Stewart
Personal details
Born(1889-02-07)February 7, 1889
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedNovember 22, 1985(1985-11-22) (aged 96)
Laguna Hills, California, United States
Alma materMcGill University
University of Manitoba
University of Alberta
OccupationPlant biochemist, professor, academic administrator

He was the younger brother of Margaret Newton.

References edit

  1. ^ Gridgeman, N. (24 December 1979). Biological Sciences at the National Research Council of Canada: The Early Years to 1952. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-0-88920-082-1.
  2. ^ Phillipson, Donald J.C. (May 15, 2008). "Robert Newton". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 9, 2017.