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Charles Mills Drury, PC, OC, QC, CBE, DSO

Also Known As: "Bud Drury"
Birthplace: Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death: January 12, 1991 (78)
Gatineau, Communauté-Urbaine-de-l'Outaouais, Quebec, Canada
Place of Burial: Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Victor Montague Drury and Jessie Louisa Drury
Brother of Diana Norris and Chipman Hazen Drury

Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Charles Mills Drury, PC, OC, QC, CBE, DSO

Charles Mills "Bud" Drury, PC, OC, QC, CBE, DSO, was a Canadian soldier, businessman, and politician.

Born in Westmount (Montreal), Quebec, he graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada, McGill University, and the University of Paris. During World War II, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. After the war, he was chief of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration from 1945 to 1947. Drury was appointed deputy minister of national defence for Canada from 1948 to 1955. He spent 1955 to 1962 in private business.

He was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the Montreal riding of Saint-Antoine-Westmount (later Westmount) in the 1962 federal election. He was re-elected in the 1963, 1965, 1968, 1972, and 1974 elections.

He held many ministerial positions in the governments of Prime Ministers Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau, including: Defence Production, Industry, Trade and Commerce, Treasury Board, National Defence, Public Works, Finance, and Secretary of State for Science and Technology.

After leaving politics, he became chairman of the National Capital Commission, from 1978 to 1984. In 1980, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Charles Mills Drury, PC, OC, QC, CBE, DSO's Timeline

May 17, 1912
Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
January 12, 1991
Age 78
Gatineau, Communauté-Urbaine-de-l'Outaouais, Quebec, Canada
Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada