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Slattery, Timothy P.

  • TPS1
  • Person
  • 1911-1985

Timothy Patrick Slattery, lawyer, author, and historian was born in Montreal on February 4th, 1911 and died in Montreal in August 1985. He was educated at St. Leo’s, Westmount, and came to Loyola College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1931. The same year, he entered the law faculty at McGill University and graduated in 1934. During his last year at McGill, he received the Alexander Morris Exhibition award for highest standing, as well as the Lieutenant-Governor's Silver Medal for Roman Law. With his graduation, he won the Macdonald Travelling Scholarship, which entitled him to a year's study in France 1934-1935. Back in Montreal, he commenced the practice of law in association with Col. Trihey. In the early in 1940s, he formed his own law firm “Slattery, Bélanger & Fairbanks”.

As legal advisor to Loyola College, member of its Board of Directors and later of its Board of Governors, Timothy P. Slattery contributed in the 1960s to the College’s attempts to get a university charter from the Quebec Legislature. He was also instrumental in drawing up the legal documents for the 1974 merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University. He was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Concordia Board of Governors on October 10, 1974.

Timothy P. Slattery was referred to as the historian of Loyola College and a biographer of Thomas D’Arcy McGee. He was also a long-time historian of the St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal. He was the author and illustrator of the following works: Loyola College and Montreal (Montreal: Palm Publishers, 1962), The Assassination of D'Arcy McGee (Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1968), and They Got to Find Mee Guilty Yet (Toronto: Double Day, 1972).

Timothy P. Slattery married Patricia O’Brien, they had three children, Maureen, Brian, and Patricia.

Duder, R. Patrick

  • RPD1
  • Person
  • [1911?] - April 7, 1980

After a long career in the Canadian foreign services, Dr. R. Patrick Duder joined Loyola College in 1966 as Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Governors. He also, became Secretary to the Board of Trustees, in 1970. After the merger of Loyola and Sir George Williams, for which he was a mainstay in the process of negotiations, he became Assistant to the Vice-Rector and Principal of Loyola campus until his retirement in 1977. He was also appointed Secretary of the Board of Governors on August 10, 1973, a position he still held when he suddenly died on April 7, 1980.

Rudé, George

  • GR2
  • Person
  • 1910-1993

George Rudé was born in Oslo in 1910. He died in 1993. In 1919, his family moved to England. He completed a degree in modern languages in 1931. Following a trip to the Soviet Union, from 1935 to 1959 he was a member of the British Communist Party. During the 1930s, he held teaching posts at Stowe School and St. Paul's School in London. During World War II Rudé worked with the London fire service and pursued a part-time degree in history at London University. In 1956, he was awarded the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize for his article The Gordon Riots: A Study of the Rioters and Their Victims. (The anti-Catholic Gordon Riots occurred in London in 1780 when Lord George Gordon incited a mob to rebel.) George Rudé took up research on urban insurrections in the French Revolution, which led to a Ph.D. (London) in 1960. Frozen out of British universities by the climate of the Cold War, he departed for Australia in 1960 to teach at the University of Adelaide and then at Flinders University. In 1970, he moved to Canada and taught history at Sir George Williams University and, following its 1974 merger with Loyola College to form Concordia University, at Concordia until his retirement in 1987. In Montreal, he founded the Inter-university Centre for European Studies. He was named professor emeritus in 1988.

He held visiting professorships in Tokyo, New York, and Virginia. In honour of his many contributions, his former Australian students established the George Rudé Seminar which meets every two years. He was the author of some 15 books and editor of several others.

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