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William Donald Albright

Being keenly interested in the farming potential and promotion of the region, Albright immediately started conducting agricultural experiments on his own land and quickly established a contract to work part time for the CENTRAL EXPERIMENTAL FARM in Ottawa.

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Joseph-Alcide Chaussé

Joseph-Alcide Chaussé, architect, author (b at St-Sulpice, Qué 7 Jan 1868; d at Montréal 7 Oct 1944). After working in private practice in Montréal, Chaussé was building inspector for the city

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Alejandro Malaspina

Alejandro Malaspina, explorer (b at Mulazzo, Italy 5 Nov 1754; d at Pontremoli, Italy 9 Apr 1810). Born to an illustrious but impoverished family, Malaspina entered the Spanish naval service. In 1784 he sailed around the world in the frigate Astrea.

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Alexander Murray

Alexander Murray, geologist, explorer (b at Crieff, Scot 2 June 1810; d there 18 Dec 1884). Murray served in the Royal Navy 1824-35, and then in 1837 immigrated with his young bride to Woodstock, Upper Canada.

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Alexander Edgar Douglas

Alexander Edgar Douglas, physicist (b at Melfort, Sask 12 Apr 1916; d at Ottawa 26 July 1981). Educated at the University of Saskatchewan and Pennsylvania State University, he joined the National Research Council's physics division in 1941.

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Sir James Alexander Grant

Sir James Alexander Grant, physician, politician (b at Inverness, Scot 11 Aug 1831; d at Ottawa 5 Feb 1920). A graduate of Queen's and McGill, he practised medicine for all of his professional life in Ottawa. He was personal physician to the first 8 governors general (1867-1905).

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Charles Alexander McDowell

Charles Alexander McDowell, physical chemist (born 29 August 1918 in Belfast, Ireland; died 18 September 2001). McDowell came to Canada in 1955 as head of the chemistry department of the University of British Columbia.

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Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell, teacher of the deaf, inventor, scientist (born 3 March 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died 2 August 1922 near Baddeck, NS). Alexander Graham Bell is generally considered second only to Thomas Alva Edison among 19th- and 20th-century inventors. Although he is best known as the inventor of the first practical telephone, he also did innovative work in other fields, including aeronautics, hydrofoils and wireless communication (the “photophone”). Moreover, Bell himself considered his work with the deaf to be his most important contribution. Born in Scotland, he emigrated to Canada in 1870 with his parents. Bell married American Mabel Hubbard in 1877 and became a naturalized American citizen in 1882. From the mid-1880s, he and his family spent their summers near Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, where they built a large home, Beinn Bhreagh. From then on, Bell divided his time and his research between the United States and Canada. He died and was buried at Baddeck in 1922.

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Charles Alexander Allard

Charles Alexander Allard, businessman, medical doctor (b at Edmonton 19 Nov 1919; d 11 Aug 1991). Allard graduated in medicine from University of Alberta in 1943. From 1955 until 1969 he was a surgeon and then chief surgeon at the General Hospital in Edmonton.

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John Alexander Lowden

John Alexander Lowden, "Sandy," pediatrician (b at Toronto 21 Feb 1933). After graduating in medicine from U of T in 1957, Lowden studied for his doctorate at the Montréal Neurological Inst.

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Joseph Alexander Gray

Joseph Alexander Gray, physicist (b at Melbourne, Australia 7 Feb 1884; d at London, Eng 5 Mar 1966). After graduating from Melbourne U in 1907, Gray worked in Sir Ernest RUTHERFORD's laboratory in Manchester, Eng, concentrating on the study of the interaction of electrons and X-rays with atoms.

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Alexander Thomas Cameron

Alexander Thomas Cameron, biochemist (b at London, Eng 1882; d at Winnipeg 25 Sept 1947). Educated in chemistry at University of Edinburgh, Cameron came to University of Manitoba as lecturer of physiology and remained there (except for WWI service in France) until his death.

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Thomas Alfred Patrick

Thomas Alfred Patrick, physician, legislator (b at Ilderton, Ont 23 Dec 1864; d at North Battleford, Sask 6 Sept 1943). After graduating from Western in 1888, Patrick practised medicine and surgery in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, until 1894 and in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, until 1939.