February 18th, 1916 - August 12th, 1999
Lawyer and politician from Quebec (Canada). Mayor of Montréal from 1954 to 1957 and from 1960 to 1986
Jean Drapeau, a Canadian lawyer and politician, was Mayor of Montréal from 1954 to 1957 and again from 1960 to 1986, a total of 29 years in power. As mayor, he was responsible for many projects, including the construction of the Montréal Metro, which was opened in 1966, the 1967 World Fair (Expo 67), and the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Subsequent to his retirement from politics, he was appointed Canada’s ambassador to UNESCO in Paris, a position he held from 1987 to 1991.
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