Roberts, David

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Roberts, David

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David Roberts was born in 1949 and raised in the village of Westport on Upper Rideau Lake in Eastern Ontario. He is a former Editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography at the University of Toronto, for which he also wrote many biographies of individuals connected to Canadian business history. He previously worked as an historian for the Government of Ontario, and is the author of two monographs: In the Shadow of Detroit: Gordon M. McGregor, Ford of Canada, and Motoropolis (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006) and Boosters and Barkers: Financing Canada's Involvement in the First World War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2023).

Sources: Personal correspondence between Archivist Sarah Glassford and David Roberts, 2019-2020.


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