John Lewis Paton
Courtesy of Cap and
Born in 1863 in Sheffield, England, John Lewis Paton was High Master of
School from 1902 to 1924.
He was President of Memorial University
College from 1925 to 1933.
Former Memorial University President M.O. Morgan wrote of Paton that
"his memorial is the
achievements of his students. In a real sense Memorial University is
itself a memorial to him,
for he laid the foundation of sound scholarship and quality, of
attention to our social and physical
environment, of concern for students and of outreach to the
Paton died at
Beckenham, England, on April 28, 1946. In 1968, friends and former
students compiled a commemorative book in Paton's honour, entitled
J.L.P. - a portrait of John Lewis Paton
by his friends.