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Richard Gwyn
Richard Gwyn at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2012
Gwyn at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2012
Born (1934-05-26)May 26, 1934
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Died August 15, 2020(2020-08-15) (aged 86)
Occupation journalist, author
Notable works The Northern Magus: Pierre Trudeau and Canadians, John A.: The Man Who Made Us, Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times
Spouse Sandra Gwyn (m. 1958-2000, her death)
Carol Bishop-Gwyn (m. 2005)

Richard John Philip Jermy Gwyn, OC (May 26, 1934 – August 15, 2020) was a Canadian journalist, author, historian, and civil servant.

From 1957 to 1959, Gwyn was the parliamentary correspondent for United Press International, in Ottawa. Later in 1959 to 1960, he worked for Thomson Newspapers.

From 1960 to 1962, he was the Ottawa editor for Maclean-Hunter Business Publications. From 1962 to 1968, he worked for Time Canada as a parliamentary correspondent and contributing editor. From 1968 to 1970, he was the executive assistant to the Minister of Communications, Eric Kierans.

From 1970 to 1973, he was the director-general, socio-economic planning in the Department of Communications.

Gwyn died from Alzheimer's disease on August 15, 2020 at the age of 86.

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