L. Dana Wilgress Edit Profile
Student Queen’s School, Victoria, B.C. Bachelor of Arts with honors, McGill University, 1914. Doctor of Laws, University B.C., 1953, McGill University, 1954.
Junior trade commissioner Department Trade and Commerce, Ottawa, Canada, 1914-1916. Trade commissioner, Omsk 1916-1918, Vladivostok, 1918-1919. Special trade commissioner for South-East Europe, 1920, London, 1921-1922.
Trade commissioner, Hamburg, 1922-1932. Director Commercial Intelligence Service, Ottawa, 1932-1940. Deputy minister of Trade and Commerce, 1940-1942.
Minister, later ambassador at Moscow, 1942-1947. Minister at Berne, 1947-1949. High Commissioner for Canada at London, 1949-1952.
Under-secretary of State for External Affairs, 1952-1953. Permanent representative to North Atlantic Council, 1953-1958. Chairman of Canadian section Permanent Joint Board on Defense (Canada and United States), 1958-1969.
Chairman Canadian delegation to Preparatory communications of United Nations, 1945, Chairman of Commission V. General Assembly, 1948, chairman contracting parties to general agreement on tariffs and trades, 1948-1951, 53-56. Chairman Canadian Delegation To Geneva and Havana trade conferences, 1947, 48.
Clubs: Rideau, Country (Ottawa, Canada).
Married Olga Buergin, June 4, 1919. Children: Victor Jura, Edward Dana, Diana Sonia.