John Robert Nicholson

John Robert Nicholson, lawyer, public servant, politician (b at Newcastle, NB 1 Dec 1901; d at Vancouver 8 Oct 1983). In 1941 Nicholson was called to Ottawa to the Department of Munitions and Supply by C.D. HOWE.

Nicholson, John Robert

John Robert Nicholson, lawyer, public servant, politician (b at Newcastle, NB 1 Dec 1901; d at Vancouver 8 Oct 1983). In 1941 Nicholson was called to Ottawa to the Department of Munitions and Supply by C.D. HOWE. He helped organize Polymer Corp and remained there after the war, becoming executive Vice-President. He joined Brazilian Traction (BRASCAN) in 1952 and later helped reorganize the BC Liberal Party. Elected Member of Parliament in 1963, he held various posts until becoming lieutenant-governor of BC (1968-73).