The Hon. George Alexander Drew

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1894-05-07

Place of Birth:  Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Deceased Date (yyyy-mm-dd):  1973-01-04 (78 years old)

Profession | Occupation:  barrister, ambassador, author

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,942 days (8 years, 20 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Carleton Progressive Conservative Party 1948-12-20
(By-Election)
Elected
Carleton Progressive Conservative Party 1949-06-27 Elected
Carleton
Resignation.
Progressive Conservative Party 1953-08-10 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1948-12-20 - 1957-01-08
Leader of the Official Opposition
Portfolio Term
Leader of the Official Opposition 1948-10-02 - 1954-11-01
Leader of the Official Opposition 1955-02-01 - 1956-08-01
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 21st Parliament, 5th Session
(1951-01-30 - 1951-10-09)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 20th Parliament, 5th Session
(1949-01-26 - 1949-04-30)
Sessional Committee on Railways and Shipping Owned, Operated and Controlled by the Government Member 21st Parliament, 2nd Session
(1950-02-16 - 1950-06-30)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 21st Parliament, 2nd Session
(1950-02-16 - 1950-06-30)
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Progressive Conservative Party Party Leader 1948-10-02 - 1956-11-29

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Conservative Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1943-06-30
Progressive Conservative Party Ontario 1943-08-04 - 1948-10-18
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Simcoe East Legislative Assembly of Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1943-08-03
High Park Legislative Assembly of Ontario 1943-08-04 - 1948-06-06
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1948-07-27
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Minister of Education Ontario 1943-08-17 - 1948-10-18
Leader of the Conservative Party Ontario 1938-12-08 - 1943
Premier Ontario 1943-08-17 - 1948-10-18
Premier Ontario 1943-08-17 - 1948-10-18
Leader of the Opposition Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1943-08-03

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Guelph's City Municipal Government Alderman 1922 - 1924
Guelph's City Municipal Government Mayor 1925 - 1925

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
World War I, 1914-1918 Participant   -  
64th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery

Served overseas.
Commander   -  

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Canada in the Great War. Maclean's Magazine. Oct. 1-15, 1928

The truth about the war: an irrefutable answer to the slander, published in certain United States magazines, that in the Great War the British Empire shirked its responsibility. Montreal: St. George's Society of Montreal; 27 p. 1928

Canada's armament mystery. Maclean's Magazine. 6 leaves. Sept. 1, 1938

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 18 July 15, 1929

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 5 Feb. 15, 1929

Salesmen of death; the truth about war makers : a plain spoken denunciation of an armament industry which makes wars to make money. Toronto: Women's League of Nations Association; 23 p. [1932]

Canada's proud record. Vancouver Sunday Sun Weedend Magazine. Vol. 14, no. 31 Aug. 1, 1964

Enemies of peace: an expose of armament manufacturers. Toronto: Women's League of Nations Association; 19 p. 1933

The truth about the war: an irrefutable answer to the slander published in certain United States magazines, that in the Great War the British Empire shirked its resonsibility. [Toronto]: MacLean's; 28, [1] p. [1928]

Canada in the Great War: a stirring chronicle of the achievements of the 450,000 Canadians who left their native land to play a heroic part in the greatest conflict in the world's history. Toronto: Maclean's; Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp.; 31 p. 1928

The truth about the war. Maclean's Magazine. p. 3 July 1, 1928

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 13 July 1, 1929

Canada's fighting airmen. Toronto: Maclean Publishing Co. Ltd; 305 p. 1930

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 8 June 1, 1929

The truth about war makers. Maclean's Magazine. Aug. 1, 1931

Beat Hitler at his own game. Maclean's Magazine. p. 13 Dec. 15, 1939

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 2,942 days (8 years, 20 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Carleton Progressive Conservative Party 1948-12-20
(By-Election)
Elected
Carleton Progressive Conservative Party 1949-06-27 Elected
Carleton
Resignation.
Progressive Conservative Party 1953-08-10 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Progressive Conservative Party 1948-12-20 - 1957-01-08
Leader of the Official Opposition
Portfolio Term
Leader of the Official Opposition 1948-10-02 - 1954-11-01
Leader of the Official Opposition 1955-02-01 - 1956-08-01
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 21st Parliament, 5th Session
(1951-01-30 - 1951-10-09)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 20th Parliament, 5th Session
(1949-01-26 - 1949-04-30)
Sessional Committee on Railways and Shipping Owned, Operated and Controlled by the Government Member 21st Parliament, 2nd Session
(1950-02-16 - 1950-06-30)
Standing Committee on Public Accounts Member 21st Parliament, 2nd Session
(1950-02-16 - 1950-06-30)
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Progressive Conservative Party Party Leader 1948-10-02 - 1956-11-29

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience

Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political Affiliation Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Conservative Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1943-06-30
Progressive Conservative Party Ontario 1943-08-04 - 1948-10-18
Provincial / Territorial Constituency
Constituencies Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Simcoe East Legislative Assembly of Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1943-08-03
High Park Legislative Assembly of Ontario 1943-08-04 - 1948-06-06
Provincial / Territorial Assembly
Assembly Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1948-07-27
Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Responsibility Province / Territory Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Minister of Education Ontario 1943-08-17 - 1948-10-18
Leader of the Conservative Party Ontario 1938-12-08 - 1943
Premier Ontario 1943-08-17 - 1948-10-18
Premier Ontario 1943-08-17 - 1948-10-18
Leader of the Opposition Ontario 1939-02-14 - 1943-08-03

Municipal Political Experience

Municipality Local Government Function Mandate
Guelph's City Municipal Government Alderman 1922 - 1924
Guelph's City Municipal Government Mayor 1925 - 1925

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
World War I, 1914-1918 Participant   -  
64th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery

Served overseas.
Commander   -  

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Canada in the Great War. Maclean's Magazine. Oct. 1-15, 1928

The truth about the war: an irrefutable answer to the slander, published in certain United States magazines, that in the Great War the British Empire shirked its responsibility. Montreal: St. George's Society of Montreal; 27 p. 1928

Canada's armament mystery. Maclean's Magazine. 6 leaves. Sept. 1, 1938

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 18 July 15, 1929

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 5 Feb. 15, 1929

Salesmen of death; the truth about war makers : a plain spoken denunciation of an armament industry which makes wars to make money. Toronto: Women's League of Nations Association; 23 p. [1932]

Canada's proud record. Vancouver Sunday Sun Weedend Magazine. Vol. 14, no. 31 Aug. 1, 1964

Enemies of peace: an expose of armament manufacturers. Toronto: Women's League of Nations Association; 19 p. 1933

The truth about the war: an irrefutable answer to the slander published in certain United States magazines, that in the Great War the British Empire shirked its resonsibility. [Toronto]: MacLean's; 28, [1] p. [1928]

Canada in the Great War: a stirring chronicle of the achievements of the 450,000 Canadians who left their native land to play a heroic part in the greatest conflict in the world's history. Toronto: Maclean's; Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp.; 31 p. 1928

The truth about the war. Maclean's Magazine. p. 3 July 1, 1928

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 13 July 1, 1929

Canada's fighting airmen. Toronto: Maclean Publishing Co. Ltd; 305 p. 1930

Canada's fighting airmen. Maclean's Magazine. p. 8 June 1, 1929

The truth about war makers. Maclean's Magazine. Aug. 1, 1931

Beat Hitler at his own game. Maclean's Magazine. p. 13 Dec. 15, 1939