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Honourable Ernest Charles Drury

Honourable Ernest Charles Drury

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2004

Honourable Ernest Charles Drury

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2012

Honourable Ernest Charles Drury

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Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Township of Springwater
On the east side of Penetanguishene Road (Highway 93)
.5 km north of Highway 11, street number 669


Coordinates: N 44 26.363 W 79 38.824

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Plaque Text

A descendant of one of this area's pioneer families, Drury was born on this farm in 1878. His father, the Hon. Charles Drury, had served (1888-1890) as Ontario's first minister of agriculture. A graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, E.C. Drury was appointed secretary of the Canadian Council of Agriculture in 1909, and became first president of the United Farmers of Ontario in 1914. The U.F.O. formed a political party in 1918, and with support from labour, won the general election of 1919. Returned as member for Halton, Drury became Ontario's eighth prime minister. Following his party's defeat in 1923 he retired from provincial politics, but later held various public offices in Simcoe County.

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