Jean-Pierre Wallot, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean-Pierre Wallot

Canadian historian

Date of Birth: 22-May-1935

Place of Birth: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 30-Aug-2010

Profession: historian, archivist, university teacher, journalist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Jean-Pierre Wallot

  • Jean-Pierre Wallot, (May 22, 1935 – August 30, 2010) was a Canadian historian, educator, civil servant and former National Archivist of Canada.Born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, he graduated from the UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al in 1954.
  • He also received a Master's and Doctorate from the same university.
  • Wallot worked as a journalist from 1954 to 1960.
  • From 1966 to 1969, he was a historian with the National Museum of Man in Ottawa.
  • He has held a number of senior administrative positions at the UniversitĂ© de MontrĂ©al including Chairman, Department of History (1973–1975), Vice-Dean Studies (1975–1978) and Vice-Dean Research (1979–1982) in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Vice-President Academic (1982–1985).
  • From 1985 until 1997, he was National Archivist and from 1993-1998 served as the first chairperson of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1978 and served as the President from 1997 to 1999. In 1991, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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