"The medium is the message."
Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian communication theorist, became famous during the 1960s for his studies of the effects of mass media on thought and behavior.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 21, 1911, he was the son of Herbert McLuhan and Elsie Hall. His brother Maurice was born two years later. In 1915, the McLuhans moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Marshall attended the University of Manitoba. After studying at Cambridge, he taught English at St. Louis University.
He met Corinne Lewis in St. Louis and they were married on August 4, 1939. They had six children: Eric, twins Mary and Teresa, Stephanie, Elizabeth, and Michael.
|Marshall McLuhan, 1967|
He died in 1980 and was buried at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Thornhill, Ontario.
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