Philip Rudolph Viljoen Edit Profile
Student South Africa, until 1907. Student, M.R.C.V.S., London, 1908-1912. Doctor Medical Veterinary, Berne, Switzerland, 1920.
Bacteriologist, Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Laboratory, Pretoria, South Africa, 1913-1918. Professor of veterinary science, Transvaal University College (University of Pretoria, Africa), 1918. Assistant director Veterinary Services for Union of South Africa, Pretoria, 1921-1925, department director 1926-1930.
Under-secretary of agriculture, 1930-1933, secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, 1933-July 1945. High commissioner for Union of South Africa in Canada from July 1945.
Served in S. African War with Boer Commandoes during 1901-1902. Member Geography Society of Canada. Clubs: Pretoria, Pretoria Country.
Married Gladys Margaret, Lyle, 1915. Children: Renee (Mistress H. J. Martin), Jeannette (Mistress J. P. Kempster).
Chairman Royal Commission, inquiring into cooperation and agriculture credit, 1934. Attended Empire Economics Conference, Ottawa, 1932, Empire Scientific Conference, London, 1936, Imperial Conference, London, 1937. Leader, Union Delaware Quebec Food and Agriculture Conference, 1945 (member Executive Committee 1945-1948), Copenhagen Food and Agriculture Conference, 1946.
Life member South African A.A.S., Royal Society of South Africa, S. African Veterinary Medical Association.