Of the many public leaders who have gone from Norfolk County to serve their country in a larger sphere, Dr. Egerton Ryerson may be regarded as having achieved the greatest distinction and as having made the greatest contribution to the public welfare.

This distinguished native of Norfolk became one of Ontario's greatest educational leaders and he is still revered as the founder of Ontario's public schools system. 

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The Father of the Free Education System in the Province of Ontario
Added by Dan Walker - Saturday September 25, 2004 07:30:06 PM
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