Arthur Maxwell House

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Arthur Maxwell House
10th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
February 5, 1997 – November 1, 2002
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRoméo LeBlanc
Adrienne Clarkson
PremierBrian Tobin
Beaton Tulk
Roger Grimes
Preceded byFrederick Russell
Succeeded byEdward Roberts
Personal details
Born(1926-08-10)August 10, 1926
Glovertown, Newfoundland
DiedOctober 17, 2013(2013-10-17) (aged 87)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
AwardsOrder of Canada

Arthur Maxwell House, OC (August 10, 1926 – October 17, 2013) was a Canadian neurologist and the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Born in Glovertown, Newfoundland, he graduated from medical school at Dalhousie University in 1952. He then specialized in neurology, at the Montreal Neurological Institute, becoming the only neurologist, in 1959, in the province until 1966.

He helped create the medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland and worked thirty years there as a professor of neurology and held several administrative position. He retired in 1993.

In 1997, he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In 1989, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 2005.

He died at St. John's in 2013.[1]