Bissell, Claude T.
(10 February 1916 - 21 June 2000)
Born in Meaford, Ontario
Assistant Professor, UofT 1952
BA (1936), MA (English Literature) (1937) University of Toronto;
Department of English, University College (1941-1956; 1958-1983)
Mackenzie King Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University (1967-1968)
Leave for war (Canadian Army) (1942-1945)
President, Carleton University (1956-1958) (country's youngest President)
8th President, University of Toronto (1958-1971)
When Bissell returned from his leave for war in 1945, his teaching took a backseat and he became heavily involved in university administration, initially as dean of residence; by 1948 he was assistant to the president, by 1952 he was vice-president, and by 1958 he was president.
Chairman of Canada Council
President of National Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges
President of World University Service of Canada
Chairman of Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) 1957
Companion of the Order of Canada 1969
Honourary Doctor of Letters, University of Leeds, 1976
University College: A Portrait. Toronto:University of Toronto Press, 1953.
The Strength of the University. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968.
Halfway up Parnassus: A Personal Account of the University of Toronto, 1932-1971. Toronto: University ofToronto Press, 1974.
"University Presidents and Politicians",Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 8, Issue 3 (1978), pp. 19-31. PDF available online at 
A Brief Biography: Vincent Massey, 1887-1967. 1981.
The Imperial Canadian: Vincent Massey in Office. 1986.
Ernest Buckler Remembered. 1989.