Wilberforce Herman was a Canadian newspaper publisher.
Herman was the owner of The Windsor Star and had W.F. Herman Secondary School named after him.
Herman was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the early 1870’s. As a young boy he began working in the publishing industry, working for the Bridgewater weekly paper. Herman moved to Boston in the late 1890’s. There he met Miss Adie Knox whom he would marry on February 22, 1896. Together they would have a daughter named Ruth, born in March of 1897. The Hermans moved back to Canada in 1911, settling in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For a short time in 1911, Herman owned the Prince Albert Herald, which he switched from a weekly to a daily newspaper, and then sold back to its original owners. Soon after he began working at a local newspaper, the Saskatoon Phoenix. In 1912, Herman bought the newspaper and changed its name to The Saskatoon Star. In 1918, W.F. Herman relocated to Windsor to purchase the city’s local paper, The Record, and changed its name to The Border City Star. In 1935, Herman would change the name of the paper once again to The Windsor Star, after the amalgamation of Windsor, Walkerville, Sandwich and East Windsor. In his life Herman demonstrated a keen interest in education. It was in recognition of his lifelong interest in education that on November 10, 1958 the Windsor Board of Education officially opened W.F. Herman Collegiate Institute (now renamed W.F. Herman Secondary School). Herman died in Los Angeles on January 15, 1938.
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