George Lawrence Stewart
George Lawrence Stewart, business executive (b at Winnipeg 2 Dec 1890; d at Toronto 21 Mar 1985). Graduating in engineering from McGill in 1914, he served on McGill's engineering faculty for 2 years before joining Imperial Oil at its Sarnia, Ont, refinery as a draughtsman. Four months later he rejoined McGill for another year, then returned to Imperial. In 1918 he was in charge of constructing its refinery at Dartmouth, NS, and after working at Regina and Toronto, returned to Sarnia to become superintendent of the company's largest refinery in 1931. In 1934 he was appointed general manager of overall refining operations. Appointed a director of the company in 1944, he was chairman of the board 1947-49, president 1949-53 and again chairman 1953-55.