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    Johnny Bright

    John Dee Bright, football player, teacher (born 11 June 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana; died 14 December 1983 in Edmonton, AB). Johnny Bright was one of the most talented running backs in Canadian Football League (CFL) history. A top college player in the United States, he was severely injured during an NCAA game in 1951 in a racially motivated attack. He was drafted into the NFL in 1952 but accepted an offer from the Calgary Stampeders instead. Bright played 13 seasons (1952–64) in the CFL with the Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos (now Edmonton Elks). He won three Grey Cups and was the first Black player to be named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player. Bright holds Edmonton franchise records for most rushing yards in a career (9,966) and in a season (1,722 in 1958). He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the US College Football Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

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    John Edwin Hodgetts

    John Edwin Hodgetts, "Ted", political scientist, educator (b at Omemee, Ont 28 May 1917, d at Kingston, Ont 8 May 2009).

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    John English

    John Richard English, historian, professor, politician (b at Woodstock, Ont, 26 Jan. 1945).

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    John George Althouse

    John George Althouse, educator (b at Ailsa Craig, Ont 10 Apr 1889; d at Temagami, Ont 2 Aug 1956).

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    John Godfrey

    John Ferguson Godfrey, academic, editor, politician (b at Toronto 19 Dec 1942). A surprising choice to become editor of the Financial Post in 1987, Godfrey was educated at University of Toronto and Oxford, where he studied French history.

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    John Hamilton Andrews

    In 1962 John Andrews left Parkin to become chairman of the University of Toronto's program in architecture, a position he held until 1967.

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    John James Deutsch

    John James Deutsch, educator, public servant (b at Quinton, Sask 26 Feb 1911; d at Kingston, Ont Mar 1976).

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    John King Gordon

    John King Gordon (b at Winnipeg 6 Dec 1900; d at Ottawa 24 Feb 1989), son of Charles GORDON (pen name Ralph Connor). After studying at the universities of Manitoba, Oxford and the Union Theological Seminary, Gordon taught at United Theological College in Montréal.

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    John McCaul

    John McCaul. Educator, theologian, impresario, b Dublin 7 Mar 1807, d Toronto 16 Apr 1886; BA (Dublin) 1824, MA (Dublin) 1828, LL D (Dublin) 1835. A specialist in classical languages, McCaul moved to Toronto in 1839 as principal of Upper Canada College.

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    John Meisel

    John Meisel, educator, public servant (b at Vienna, Austria 23 Oct 1923). He is known to academics as a leading student of Canadian politics and to the public as chairman of the CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC).

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    John Norman Emerson

    John Norman Emerson, professor, archaeologist (b at Toronto 13 Mar 1917; d there 18 Nov 1978). As a Huron-Iroquois specialist, he was the first in Canada to establish a continuing training program for Canadian archaeologists.

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    John Ronan

    John (Edward) Ronan. Administrator, teacher, choirmaster, composer, b Colgan, near Orangeville, Ont, 28 Oct 1894, d Toronto 15 Oct 1962; MCG, LCSC (Rome, Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music) 1936.

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    John Strachan

    Strachan lost his father when he was 14. He entered the University of Aberdeen at only 16 and supported his widowed mother through teaching.

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    Josef Skvorecky

    After the 1968 Soviet invasion, Skvorecky and his wife, the actress-novelist Zdena Salivarova, came to Toronto, where Skvorecky served as writer-in-residence at the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO for a year and in 1971 joined its English department, where he taught literature and film until 1990.

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    Joseph-Antonio Thompson

    Joseph-Antonio (Antoine) Thompson. Organist, composer, choir conductor, bandmaster, teacher, b Montreal 22 Nov 1896, d Trois-Rivières, Que, 8 Mar 1974; lauréat organ (Laval) 1923, D MUS (Montreal) 1950.

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