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James Schroder

About the Interviewee: 
Faculty OVC 1945-83; Chair Dept. of Virology & Wildlife Diseases and Laboratory Animal Section; Liberal MP 1980-84

Jim Schroder grew up in Guelph and graduated from OVC in 1942. He describes the military training that all students were required to take during the war years. He joined the army in July, 1942 and was overseas in the artillery until 1946. On his return, Jim was awarded a fellowship to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he obtained a Masters degree in Comparative Pathology. He returned to Guelph and served in a number of capacities on the OVC faculty, including Chair of the Dept. of Wildlife Diseases and Virology.

He was very active in the community, including Chairman of the Guelph General Hospital Board and of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. In 1980, he was elected as the Liberal MP for the local constituency. During his term, he served as Parliamentary Assistant to Monique Begin, Minister of Health and Welfare, and helped to enact the Canada Health Act.

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Interview Date: 
R. Darling
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340154