Blewett, George John

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Blewett, George John

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  • Blewett, G. J.
  • Blewett, George J.
  • Basset Trewerdale Lanke

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George John Blewett was a student and professor at Victoria. He graduated from Victoria in 1897 and went on to do graduate and postgraduate studies at many institutions including the University of Würzburg, Harvard University, Oxford, and Cambridge.

Blewett was born in Yarmouth Township, ON in 1873, raised in St. Thomas, ON, and died at Go Home Bay, ON in 1912 in a drowning accident. He married another Victoria graduate (Clara Marcia Woodsworth) in 1906 and they had a son and a daughter. Another son passed away in infancy.

Blewett won many prizes at Victoria as a student, including:
E. J. Sanford Gold Medal in Philosophy
Aberdeen Silver Medal
The Governor-General's Gold Medal (Philosophy and English, 4th yr.)

As a professor, Blewett held the following positions at Victoria:
Ryerson Professor of Ethics and Apologetics, 1906-1912
Ryerson Professor of Ethics, 1907-1912


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Created by JT Oct 14 2022




Dictionary Of Canadian Biography:
Victoria University Charter Day Convocation Program, 1897:

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