Buck Crump

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Norris Roy ("Buck") Crump
Born (1904-07-30)July 30, 1904
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Died December 26, 1989(1989-12-26) (aged 85)
Calgary, Alberta
Known for President of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
Awards Order of Canada

Norris Roy ("Buck") Crump, CC (July 30, 1904 – December 26, 1989) was a Canadian businessman and President of the Canadian Pacific Railway Limited.

Born in Revelstoke, British Columbia, he joined the CPR in 1920 and he was elected President in 1955.[1] He retired in 1974. He was primarily responsible for converting the railroad to diesel locomotives, and expanded the company into non-transportation sectors.

In 1971 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Takes Throttle at Canadian Pacific," New York Times. May 5, 1955.
  2. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada. Order of Canada citation. Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 26 May 2010

References[edit]

Business positions
Preceded by
William A. Mather
President of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
1955 – 1964
Succeeded by
Robert A. "Bob" Emerson
Preceded by
Robert A. "Bob" Emerson
President of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
1966
Succeeded by
Ian David Sinclair