Reuben Ewart Stavert
Reuben Ewart Stavert, mine executive (b at Kingston, Jamaica 3 Oct 1893; d at Montréal 19 Nov 1981). Stavert graduated from McGill in 1914 and served in the CEF in WWI. He worked at Canadian General Electric 1919-22; then he joined the British Metal Corp of Canada, of which he was president 1931-34. He then became assistant to the president of Consolidated Mining and Smelting. Appointed VP in 1941 and president in 1945, Stavert played a major role in Cominco's postwar expansion, which included the development of Pine Point Mines at Great Slave Lk, the construction of an ammonium-phosphate plant in Kimberley, BC, and the formation of Cominco Products Inc. He retired as president in 1959 and as chairman in 1964. He was a governor of U de M and a director of several large corporations.