Power, Charles Gavan

Power, Charles Gavan
(18 ene. 1888–30 may. 1968).

Político canadiense. Nació en Sillery, Quebec, Canadá, fue herido de gravedad en la primera guerra mundial. Perteneció a la Cámara de los Comunes de Canadá (1917–55). En el gobierno de W.L. Mackenzie King ocupó el cargo de ministro de pensiones y salud nacional (1935–39), y director general de correos (1939–40). Como ministro de defensa nacional por la aviación (1940–44), promovió los intereses de las fuerzas aéreas canadienses que prestaban servicios al mando de oficiales británicos y creó escuadrones canadienses en Europa.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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