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John A. Sawyer Fonds

Fonds #



John A. Sawyer fonds

Dates of Creation



2 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch

John A. Sawyer (1924–) is an economist and graduate of Victoria University (B. Com 1947). He was born in Toronto, and after attaining his B.Com went on to receive an M.A. (Economics, 1948) from University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago (1966). After teaching at the University of Alberta (1949–50) and the Royal Military College (1951–53), he worked for the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, until joining University of Toronto in 1960, where he was appointed a full professor in 1965, and remained until retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1990. Dr. Sawyer married Virginia Peterson in 1952, and has three sons.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of a manuscript titled “Memoirs of a Statistical Economist’s Random Walk Through Academic Life.”


Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from John A. Sawyer, 2011.


No further accruals are expected.

Access points

  • Sawyer, John A., 1924–
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Students


  • College students
  • Reminiscences