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MEN OF' CANADA.   439

DAVID HAMILTON HUNTER, B.A.,

Principal of Wood-stock Collegiate Institute, was born on the 4th July, IS45, near Brampton, Out. He received his education at the public school No. 6, South Dumfries, to -NN•hich township the family moved iu 18J7, and at Paris and Galt Grammar schools. He matriculated with honors ill every department from the latter institution into Toronto University in IS62. After attending the university one year lie obtained a first-class certificate grade "A" and taught public school No. 27, South Dumfries, one year. He their became principal of St. George public school, which position lie held four years, wlieii he returned to the university and graduated B.A. in 1871. After receiving his degree he was engaged as colleague to Air. Alex McMillan principal

of Rockwood Academy,

where lie remained one year, when he left to begin his career as a High School teacher. His first appointment was to the headmastership of Water-down High School in 1872. This institution, under his management for twelve years, was placed in the first rank of High Schools. In ISS4 he accepted a unanimous invitation from the Board of Trustees of the Woodstocl; High School to become its principal, entering upon his duties December i st of that year. His able management caused it to be raised in iSS6 to the status of a Collegiate Institute. This change necessitated the appoint-

meat of a staff of six masters and an extension of the programme of studies, which raised the aggregate attendance in iSgi to over three hundred. Woodstock Collegiate Institute now ranks among the very best of the educational institutions of Ontario. Mr. Hunter is a member and au elder of Knox Presbyterian Church, and is active in Sabbath School work. He belongs to the Masonic Brotherhood, and during iSgo and iSgi was D.D.G.M. of Wilson District No. 6 of the Grand Lodge of Canada. Mr. Hunter was married July 14, IS75, to Eunice, daughter of J. B. Kitchen, Esq., Brantford.

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