Lt. Col. K. C. Laurie
K. C. Laurie was born in London, England in 1881. His father was Major-General J. Wimburn Laurie. He was brought up on his father's estate in Oakfield, Nova Scotia and was educated as schools in Nova Scotia and England, including the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. Laurie served in the Boer War and World War I. After retiring in 1922, he moved back to Oakfield with his wife, Violet Boardman. Despite lacking experience with and knowledge about universities, Laurie was appointed to the Dalhousie Board of Governors in 1939 and served as its chair from 1943 to 1955. As a man of leisure, he was able to devote time to the board and was known for "inspecting" classes. Laurie passed away in 1965.