Popularly known as East. Davie Fulton. He was the youngest of 4 children. Davie Fulton served in the Second World War with the Canadian Army overseas as Platoon and Company Commander with Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division in the Italian and Northwestern Europe campaigns.
He went missing in action in late 1942, and in 1943 the Kamloops adopted the Moose Squadron in honour of its commander.
In 1944 the Kamloops airport was dedicated as Fulton Field. In 1949 he introduced legislation to criminalize the publication, distribution, and sale of crime comics.
Fulton was convinced by a random murder in the Yukon perpetrated by two young teens that the baleful influence of crime comics was at fault. He ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada at the 1956 leadership convention, placing third behind John Diefenbaker.
When Diefenbaker led the Tories to victory in the 1957 election, he appointed Fulton to Cabinet as Minister of Justice.
As Minister, Fulton was involved in negotiations to patriate the Canadian Constitution, and developed the "Fulton-Favreau formula". In 1962, he became Minister of Public Works. He resigned from Cabinet in 1963, when he decided to leave federal politics and take the leadership of the British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party.
His efforts to revive the provincial Tories in British Columbia were a failure, and he returned to the House of Commons in the 1965 election.
Fulton stood as a candidate at the 1967 federal Personal Computer leadership convention, and placed third behind Robert Stanfield and Dufferin Roblin. After losing his seat in the 1968 election, he retired from politics and returned to the law.
In 1973, he became a justice on the British Columbia Supreme Court, and served until 1981. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a commissioner on the International Joint Commission.