Born in London, England, he was raised in Manitoba. In 1941, he received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Manitoba. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, after serving in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps during World War II. While at Oxford, he formed a lifelong friendship with George Grant.
In 1947, he joined the federal civil service. He worked two years with the Ministry of Mines and Resources before he became a Foreign Services Officer with External Affairs from 1949 to 1955. From 1953 to 1955, he was with the Canadian delegation at the United Nations.
In 1958, Duff Roblin appointed him Clerk of the Executive Council of Manitoba. He served until he was forced to resign in 1981.
In 1978, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
- "University of Manitoba: Distinguished Graduates". http://www.umanitoba.ca/honours/index.php?s=gg&pg=ppl&det=103. Retrieved April 15, 2006.
- "Collections Canada biography" (PDF). http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/ftp05/MQ62866.pdf. Retrieved April 15, 2006.
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