Meredith, Laurence

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John Laurence Russell Meredith was known as “Laurence,” “Laurie,” and “Larry.” Before attending UBC, he worked for a lumber camp. This allowed him to interact with the Kwakwaka'wakw ("Kwakiutl") First Nation. He wrote four articles about the nation that the Library of Congress published. The publishing fees allowed him to attend UBC. He graduated in October 1929 with 2nd class honours in English and Latin. While at UBC, he was literary editor of The Ubyssey, president of the Letters Club, winner of the University Prize, English honour student, member of the Players' Club, and the Publications Board. After graduation, he moved to London and became a teacher. He soon joined United Press International. He joined the RAF during WWII.


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