Fulton, Davie

Fulton, Davie

Edmund Davie Fulton was born on Mar 10, 1916 in Kamloops and died on May 22, 2000 in Vancouver. As a UBC student he won a Rhodes scholarship (1937) to study at Oxford.

During WWII he served overseas with the Seaforth Highlanders, then returned to Kamloops to practice law.

Fulton was first elected to Parliament as a Conservative in 1945 when he was only 30 years old. When the Tories formed a minority government the next year, he served in the cabinet as minister of justice from 1957 to 1962. During this period he was the chief federal negotiator for the Columbia River Treaty. In 1962 he also served briefly as minister of public works.

Fulton briefly headed the BC Conservative Party. He became the first chair of the BC Law Reform Commission. From 1973 he served as a judge on the BC Supreme Court and was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1992. (from B.C. Encyclopedia)

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Fulton. John

Fulton. John

“Moose” was born in 1912, the eldest son of Frederick John Fulton, who arrived in Kamloops in 1889. The elder Fulton was a member of the BC Legislature from 1900 to 1909. his wife was the daughter of A.E.B. Davie of Victoria, a former premier of BC. John Fulton was a native son of Kamloops. On May 29, 1944 the Kamloops Airfield was dedicated by the Governor-General of Canada, Earl of Athlone, in honour of Wing Commander Fulton. Highlights of Fulton’s career included the great “1,000 plane” raids on Cologne, Bremen and the Ruhr and the conquering of the German Baltic Port of Rostock. On the return journey from one raid on the Kiel Naval Base, his Manchester bomber was shot and he was forced to make an emergency landing back in England. Fulton and his Squadron always returned to the Naval Base, without loss. (From website)