James Smith (Canadian politician)
|Member of the Yukon Territorial Council|
|Preceded by||Jack Hulland|
|Succeeded by||John Watt|
|Commissioner of Yukon|
November 7, 1966 – July 1, 1976
|Prime Minister||Lester B. Pearson|
|Preceded by||Gordon Robertson Cameron|
|Succeeded by||Arthur MacDonald Pearson|
|Born||December 31, 1919|
Revelstoke, British Columbia
|Died||April 14, 2017(aged 97)|
James M. Smith commissioner of Yukon from November 7, 1966 to June 30, 1976. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the creation of Kluane National Park and Reserve and the designation of the Chilkoot Trail as a National Historic Site of Canada. He was also responsible for creating the Arctic Winter Games along with Northwest Territories commissioner Stuart Hodgson and Alaska governor Walter Joseph Hickel. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1976.(December 31, 1919 – April 14, 2017) was the longest serving
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- "Mr. James M. Smith". Office of The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved October 15, 2020.