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W.L. Morton

William Lewis Morton (1908-1980) was a noted Canadian historian who specialized in the development of the Canadian west. He was born in Gladstone, Manitoba but won a Rhodes Scholarship and attended Oxford University where he studied history. He returned to Canada first teaching at the University of Manitoba and then at Trent University. Morton was a strong support of the Progressive Conservative Party but was very much a Red Tory. He died in Red Deer, Alberta in 1980.


See also: List of Canadian historians