Portrait of President Robert Newton
  • Object Name: painting
  • Artist: Glyde, Henry George (Canadian, born England, 1906-1998)
  • Date Made: 1952
  • Culture/Nationality: Canadian
  • Materials: oil on canvas
  • Measurements: frame: 131 x 109 cm
  • Credit Line: Gift of the artist
  • Related People: Newton, Robert (subject of)
  • Accession No.: 1965.36
  • Description: Robert Newton was born in 1889 in Montreal, Quebec. He was educated at McGill where he obtained his PhD from Macdonald College. After recovering from wounds suffered in the First... more »

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Newton, Robert (1889-1985)
Dr. Robert Newton joined the University staff in 1919 as a professor of field husbandry. From 1922 to 1932 he served as professor of plant biochemistry in the Department of Field Crops. After a period at the National Research Council, he returned to the University as Dean of Agriculture, 1940-1942, as President, 1941-1950. In addition, he was Director of Research for the Alberta Research Council from 1941 to 1951. [Source: University of Alberta Archives]