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educator , poet

Ralph Barker Gustafson, Canadian Poet, educator. Member Keble Association, Oxford (life), League Canada Poets (life), Writers Union Canada M C.

Background

Gustafson, Ralph Barker was born on August 16, 1909 in Lime Ridge, Quebec, Canada. Son of Carl Otto and Gertrude Ella (Barker) Gustafson.

Education

Bachelor, Master of Arts, Bishops University, 1930. Data Control Language (honorary), Bishops University, 1977. Bachelor, Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1933.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Mount Allison University, 1973. Doctor of Letters (honorary), York University, 1991.

Career

Music master, Bishops College School, 1930;master, St. Alban's Boys School, Ontario, 1934;with, British Information Services, 1942-1946;professor, university poet, Bishop's U., Lennoxville, Quebec, 1963-1979;music critic, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, since 1960;Member various award juries, Canada Councilrepresentative, Canada poet to United Kingdom, 1972;representative, Canada poet to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1976;representative, Canada poet to Washington, 1977;representative, Canada poet to Italy, 1981, 82. Professor emeritus Bishop's U., 1992.

Works

Membership

Member Keble Association, Oxford (life), League Canada Poets (life), Writers Union Canada M C.

Connections

Married Elisabeth Renninger, October 4, 1958.

father:
Carl Otto Gustafson

mother:
Gertrude Ella (Barker) Gustafson

spouse:
Elisabeth Renninger