Arthur Maxwell House

Arthur Maxwell House

10th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
February 5, 1997 – November 1, 2002
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Roméo LeBlanc
Adrienne Clarkson
Premier Brian Tobin
Beaton Tulk
Roger Grimes
Preceded by Frederick Russell
Succeeded by Edward Roberts
Personal details
Born (1926-08-10)August 10, 1926
Glovertown, Newfoundland
Died October 17, 2013(2013-10-17) (aged 87)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Awards Order 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 positions. 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]

Coat of arms of Arthur Maxwell House
Issuant from a coronet érablé Gules the circlet bearing a band Or charged with saltires wavy Sable a sea-lion Azure queued Argent wearing a coronet érablé bearing in the dexter forepaw a reflex hammer and in the sinister forepaw a closed book all Or charged with a cross moline Gules.
Azure on a Canadian pale Gules fimbriated Argent a communications satellite above an arc of the globe showing Newfoundland all Or.
On rocks proper rising above barry wavy Argent and Azure dexter a Newfoundland dog Sable gorged with a collar of pitcher plant flowers Or pendant therefrom a ship's wheel Argent supporting a staff Argent flying therefrom a pennant Azure charged with three lightning flashes in fess Or sinister a caribou also Or unguled and attired Azure gorged with a collar of pitcher plant flowers Gules pendant therefrom a ship's wheel Azure.
Vision Loyalty Commitment [2]


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  2. ^ "Arthur Maxwell HOUSE". Canadian Heraldic Authority. Retrieved 28 May 2020.