Milton Fowler Gregg

Milton Fowler Gregg, diplomat, politician, soldier, educator (b at Snider Mountain, NB 10 Apr 1892; d at Fredericton 13 Mar 1978).

Gregg, Milton Fowler

Milton Fowler Gregg, diplomat, politician, soldier, educator (b at Snider Mountain, NB 10 Apr 1892; d at Fredericton 13 Mar 1978). He attended New Brunswick Provincial Normal School and Acadia University and during WWI served in France as a stretcher bearer and was recruited to officer training while in an English hospital recovering from his second wound. As a lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Regiment, he was again wounded and was awarded the Military Cross and Bar and the VICTORIA CROSS.

Between the wars Gregg worked for the Soldiers Settlement Board and the Halifax Herald, and was sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons 1934-39. In WWII he served overseas as second-in-command of the Royal Canadian Regiment and as commanding officer of the West Nova Scotia Regiment; then as commandant of officer training schools in Vernon, BC, Brockville, Ont, and Sussex, NB. Retired as a brigadier-general, he was president of University of New Brunswick 1944-47, responsible for integrating returning soldiers into the university through Alexander College.

Gregg was elected an MP in 1947 and served as minister of fisheries (1947-48), veterans affairs (1948-50) and labour (1950-57). He was the representative of the United Nations in Iraq (1958-59), of UNICEF in Indonesia (1960-63) and of Canada to the United Nations (1963), then Canadian commissioner and high commissioner to British Guiana and Guyana (1964-67) and president of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (1968).


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