Fonds 2174 - John A. Sawyer fonds

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John A. Sawyer fonds

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CA ON00357 2174

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  • 2010 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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(1924–)

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John A. Sawyer was born in Toronto in 1924. He graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1947 and then went on to receive an M.A. (Economics, 1948) from University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago (1966). After teaching at the University of Alberta (1949–50) and the Royal Military College (1951–53), he worked for the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. In 1960 he began teaching at the University of Toronto and was appointed a full professor in 1965. He remained at U of T until retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1990. Dr. Sawyer married Virginia Peterson in 1952, and has three sons.

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Fonds consists of a manuscript titled “Memoirs of a Statistical Economist’s Random Walk Through Academic Life.”

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Acquired from John A. Sawyer, 2011.
2011.04V/TR

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Students / Alumni Personal Papers

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Added by MO: June 6, 2016

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