Reynar, Alfred Henry

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Reynar, Alfred Henry

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1840-1921

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Alfred Henry Reynar was a minister and an academic. He was born in Quebec City, the son of James Reynar and Ellen Connor. He married Fanny M. Punshon in 1871. She died in 1873. He married Ida Hayden in 1876. He died in Toronto.

Reynar was educated at Quebec High School. He received a B.A. in 1862 and an M.A. in 1869 at Victoria University, Toronto. He later studied in Paris, France and in Berlin and Leipzig in Germany for two years (after 1866). He was ordained as Methodist minister in 1866.

Reynar was appointed Tutor in Classics, then Instructor in French at Victoria College (1862). He became Professor of Modern Languages and English Literature at Victoria University in 1866, Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Theology in 1871, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1888-1910), Head of the Commission on Bilingual Schools in 1889, Member of the Senate of the University of Toronto in 1890, and President of the Bay of Quinte Methodist Conference in 1902. He received the Prince of Wales Medal, Victoria College in 1862, and LL.D. at Victoria University in 1889. In 1896 Reynar published Over-legislation in Church and State.

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