Howe, Clarence Decatur National Historic Person

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Portrait of Clarence Decatur Howe © None; Source: Wikipedia
© None; Source: Wikipedia
Portrait of Clarence Decatur Howe © None; Source: WikipediaHowe, Clarence Decatur © Parks Canada
Address : Bobby Curtola Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 23/11/1984
Life Date: 1886 to 1960

Other Name(s):
  • Howe, Clarence Decatur  (Designation Name)

Importance: Important Liberal cabinet minister, began Atomic Energy of Canada


Existing plaque: Marina ParkBobby Curtola Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario

The dynamic 'Minister of Everything,' Massachusetts-born Clarence Decatur Howe, immigrated to Canada in 1908 and established an engineering firm in Fort Arthur in 1916. Elected to the House of Commons in 1935, he was a dominant figure in Liberal cabinets for over two decades. Howe forged strong links between his party and the business community, and was a driving force in the rapid industrialization of Canada in both war and peace. He played a leading role in the creation of many crown corporations including Trans-Canada Airlines and Atomic Energy of Canada.