Hodgson, Stuart Milton

Stuart Milton Hodgson, public administrator, labour leader (b at Vancouver 1 Apr 1924). Hodgson left school in 1940 to work for H.R. MACMILLAN's plywoods division. In 1942 he joined the RCN and was discharged in 1945 after serving on the Murmansk run. Hodgson then returned to the BC lumber industry, joining the International Woodworkers of America in 1946. In 1948 he was elected financial secretary of his local and in 1955 attended the ILO Geneva Conference as the Canadian Congress of Labour delegate. He was appointed to the NWT Council 1964 and served as deputy commissioner from 1965-67 and commissioner from 1967-79. For his service he was presented the public service's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1976. Canadian cochairman of the INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION 1979-81, he was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of the BC Transit Corporation in 1985.