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N. Richard Richards

About the Interviewee: 
Ag. Canada Soil Survey 1938-52. Head Dept of Soil Science OAC 1952-62. Dean OAC 1962-72. Chair of Canadian Agriculture Research Council 1979-81

N.R.”Rick” Richards was the first Dean of OAC, serving from 1962 to 1972. Before becoming Dean, he was a soil surveyor with Agriculture Canada and then Head of the Dept. of Soil Science from 1951 to 1962. As Dean, he guided the OAC through the change from being in the Ontario Department of Agriculture to becoming a part of the University under the Dept. of University affairs. Following his tenure as Dean, Rick was the first President of the Canadian Agricultural Research Council. He has served as Grand Master of the Masonic Order and as President of the Scottish Rites Foundation.

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Interview Date: 
Ross Hay
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340048