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Richard Heath Rohmer, Canadian University chancellor, lawyer, author, retired air force general. Bar: Ontario 1951, Northwest Territories 1970, created Queen's Counsel 1961. Decorated Commander of Order of Military Merit, Officer of the Order of Canada, Officer of the Order of Leopold (Belgium), Knight of the Order of St. John, Distinguished Flying Cross, Jubilee medal; recipient Commissioner's award Northwest Territories, 1972.

Background

Rohmer, Richard Heath was born on January 24, 1924 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Son of Ernest and Marion (Wright) Rohmer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Windsor, U. Western Ontario, 1948; barrister, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, 1951; Doctor of Laws honorary, U. Windsor, 1975; Bachelor of Laws, York University, 1990.

Career

Served as flight Lieutenant (captain), Royal Canadian Air Force, 1942-1945; participated in D-Day invasion of Normandy and with Tactical Air Force, France, Belgium, Holland. flew vampire jet flighters, Royal Canadian Air Force, Toronto Reserve, 1950-1953; commanded 400 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, Toronto commanded 411 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, County of York (Ontario), 1952-1953; retired with rank of wing commander, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1953; promoted to brigadier general as senior air research adviser to Chief of Defense Staff, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1975; promoted major general, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1978; appointment chief, Reserve Canada Armed Forces, 1978; retired, Canada Armed Forces, 1981; chancellor, U. Windsor (Ontario), 1978-1989. Chairman Royal Commision on Book Public, 1970-1972. Counsel Royal Commision on Metropolitan Toronto, 1975-1977.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ontario 1951, Northwest Territories 1970, created Queen's Counsel 1961.

Connections

Married Mary Olivia Whiteside. Children:Catherine, Annual.

father:
Ernest Rohmer

mother:
Marion (Wright) Rohmer

spouse:
Mary Olivia Whiteside

children:
Catherine Rohmer

Annual Rohmer