Weir, George Moir

WEIR, George Moir, educator, politician (b 10 May 1885, Miami, MB; d 4 Dec 1949, Vancouver). He was teaching at UBC's new department of education in 1924 when he and J.H. Putman, an Ottawa school inspector, were appointed co-chairs of a royal commission into public EDUCATION in the province (see PUTMAN–WEIR COMMISSION). In 1933 he interrupted his duties as head of the UBC education department to win election to the legislature as a LIBERAL and joined Premier Duff PATTULLO's CABINET as...

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