Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
August 2004

Biographies of Prominent Quebec and Canadian

Historical Figures

Reginald George Trotter



Damien-Claude Bélanger

Department of History

McGill University


Historian, was born at Woodstock, Ontario, but was raised in the United States. He was educated at Acadia, McMaster, Yale, and Harvard universities. Trotter taught briefly at Stanford University before being appointed Douglas professor of Canadian and colonial history at Queen's University in 1924. He would hold this chair for the rest of his life. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1940. One of Canada 's most prominent inter-war academics, Reginald G. Trotter was a strong believer in the preservation of Canada's British connection and a fierce opponent of Canada's entry into the Pan-American Union. He helped organize the four biennial conferences on Canadian-American relations sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and co-edited their proceedings.



© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College