Drew, George Alexander, 1894–1973, Canadian political leader. A lawyer, he led the Conservative party in Ontario from 1938 and served in the provincial legislature (1939–48) and in the House of Commons (1949–56). From 1943 until he resigned in 1948, Drew was premier of Ontario and minister of education, laying the foundation for extensive educational reforms. From 1948 to 1956 he was national leader of the Progressive Conservative party. He then served (1957–64) as Canadian high commissioner to Great Britain.
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