Frederick Hume

Frederick Hume

Frederick J. Hume (born May 2, 1892 in New Westminster, BC; died February 17, 1967) was a prolific politician, serving as an alderman and mayor of New Westminster from 1934 to 1942 and as the mayor of Vancouver from 1951 to 1958. Invited to chair the Standing Committee on Orientals in British Columbia in 1941, Hume used his position to pressure for the removal of Japanese Canadians from the coast. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame for his tenure as owner of the Vancouver Canucks and his promotion of amateur sport. (Source: Kimura Appendix)


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