Buck Crump

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Norris Roy ("Buck") Crump
Born (1904-07-30)July 30, 1904
Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
Died December 26, 1989(1989-12-26) (aged 85)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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.

Fascinated with Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec City and New France, it was Crump who proposed naming the company's Montreal hotel Château Champlain after him.[2]

In 1971 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.[3]


  1. ^ "Takes Throttle at Canadian Pacific," New York Times. May 5, 1955.
  2. ^ Ferguson, Susan (2017-01-12). "Château Champlain Hotel turns 50". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2017-01-12. 
  3. ^ Office of the Governor General of Canada. Order of Canada citation. Queen's Printer for Canada. Retrieved 26 May 2010


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
Succeeded by
Ian David Sinclair