Johnston, Louise Vogel - 1982 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Louise Johnston carved a place of honor and respect in the hearts of rural Albertans for her continuous and persistent effort to improve the quality of education in Alberta. As a school teacher, a CGIT leader and Sunday School Superintendent she was the instigator of a better deal for rural children. She also worked with Indian youths through camps at the Goldeye Center. Louise Johnston's activities in numerous farm organizations resulted in better social, educational and health conditions. Her dedication to people led her to run as a candidate in the 1940 provincial election, She held various positions in the United Farm Women's Union of Alberta, including President from 1963-67 and was also an active member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian and Alberta Federations of Agriculture. In the field of education she served on the Alberta General Curriculum Committee, was President of the Alberta Education Council and was an elected Member of the University of Calgary Senate from 1966-70.

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