Hall, Norman Macleod

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Hall, Norman Macleod

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1886-1974

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Norman Macleod Hall was born February 8, 1886 in Cornwall, Ontario. He obtained a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. He first worked for the Grand Trunk Railway in Montreal and on the line from Winnipeg to Edmonton. After that he worked with the Western Canada Power Company in British Columbia constructing the hydroelectric plant at Slave Falls. In 1915, he joined the Royal Engineers, serving in France. In 1919, he was wounded by a sniper at Amiens, and mistakenly reported dead for two weeks. He was promoted to Major and discharged. In September that year, he came to the University of Manitoba as professor of mechanical engineering. He was named Professor Emeritus after retirement and died in 1974.

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