Crawford Gordon

Crawford Gordon, business executive, public servant (b at Winnipeg 26 Dec 1914; d at New York City, NY 26 Jan 1967). Educated at private schools and McGill, Gordon worked in the Department of Munitions and Supply during WWII. At the end of the war he became C.D.

Crawford Gordon

Crawford Gordon, business executive, public servant (b at Winnipeg 26 Dec 1914; d at New York City, NY 26 Jan 1967). Educated at private schools and McGill, Gordon worked in the Department of Munitions and Supply during WWII. At the end of the war he became C.D. HOWE's director of industrial reconversion. After a stint in private industry Gordon returned to government service in 1951 as co-ordinator of production for the Department of Defence. Sent to the A.V. Roe aircraft plant at Malton, Ont, to improve production of the AVRO CF-100 fighter, Gordon was president and general manager of the company 1951-59. He presided over the development of the CF-105 (AVRO ARROW), cancelled by the government in 1959.