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Principals Appointed by Resolution

Principal Arthur Eustace Morgan

Principal Lewis Williams Douglas

Principal Frank Cyril James

Principal Harold Rocke Robertson

Principal Robert Edward Bell

Principal David Lloyd Johnston

Principal Bernard Shapiro

Principals Appointed by Resolution,

It appears that no public Installations were held for Principals Bethune (1835-1846), Meredith (1846-1853); Day (1853-1855); Dawson (1855-1893); Peterson (1895-1919); Geddes (1919-1920); and Currie (1920-1933). For each of these Principals, a resolution was made in the Board of Governors meetings confirming the appointment.

The first evidence of a public event following an appointment is Principal Petersonís inaugural address to students at the beginning of his first term. The appointment of Sir Arthur Currie as Principal was announced at the 1920 Convocation, at which he received an honorary degree.

Please note that between 1893 and 1895, the Office of the Principal of McGill University was vacant, with the Board of Governors appointing Vice-Principal Alexander Johnson Acting Principal on January 24, 1894. Between 1933 and 1935 the Principal's Office was again vacant, and the University was administered by Chancellor Edward Beatty.

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Principals Appointed by Resolution, 1835-1935
Principal John Bethune, n.d. MUA PR014503 Principal Edmund A. Meredith, 1863. MUA PR014546 Principal Charles D. Day, 1865. MUA PR014550
Principal Bethune, 1835-1846 Principal Meredith, 1846-1853 Principal Day,
Principal John W. Dawson, n.d. MUA PR027190 Principal William Peterson, ca 1914. MUA PR009891 Principal Auckland C. Geddes, n.d. MUA PU002156
Principal Dawson, 1855-1893 Principal Peterson, 1895-1919 Principal Geddes, 1919-1920
Principal Arthur Currie, ca 1930. MUA PU010537
Principal Currie, 1919-1933
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