Hugh Andrew Young

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Major-General Hugh Andrew Young (April 3, 1898–1982) was Commissioner of the Northwest Territories from November 14, 1950 to November 15, 1953.

In 1940, he joined the Canadian army and became a senior staff officer at the Canadian Military Headquarters in London. From 1942 to 1943, he commanded the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade. From 1943 to 1944, he served on the general staff of II Canadian Corps, before returning to command of the 6th Brigade for the rest of the war. He retired from the army with the rank of Major General in 1947.

After his service as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, he was Deputy Minister of Public Works for 10 years until 1963, serving under 5 different Ministers of Public Works.

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