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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
Leonard E. Drummond

Leonard E. Drummond, a consulting engineer of high professional attainment, was born in Winnipeg, in 1880, and is a son of Henry Drummond and a grandson of Andrew T. Drummond, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to the new world in 1815, settling in Ottawa. He was identified with the Dank of Montreal to the time of his death. His son, Henry Drummond, was born in Ottawa and he, too, figured prominently in the public life of the country, being assistant receiving general from 1872 until 1919, when death ended his labors in Winnipeg. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a man of high standards in every relation of life.

Leonard E. Drummond, an only child, pursued his education in Manitoba University, while later he attended the School of Mines at Kingston and also Queen's University, from which he was graduated with the B. Sc. degree in 1903. He turned his attention to mine work first in Nova Scotia, where he remained for four or five years with the Cumberland Railway & Coal Company and the Dominion Coal Company as engineer. He then went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was associated with James W. Elsworth & Company, prominent coal operators, in the engineer's department, remaining there for two years, after which he entered the mining department of the Canadian Pacific Railroad Company and was with that corporation in Alberta for five years. In 1911 he came to Edmonton and took charge of the interests of the Mountain Park Coal Company as engineer, while later he was promoted to the responsible position of manager and so served until March, 1920. lie then entered upon private practice as a consulting engineer and his professional work takes him into the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

In 1912 Mr. Drummond was married to Miss Eileen Harris, who was born in Calgary, a daughter of Michael Harris, a civil engineer, who settled in Calgary in pioneer times. They have become parents of three children: Dorothy, now in school; Jean; and Audry. Mr. Drummond is a member of the Board of Trade at Edmonton and has served on the council for three or four years. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club, which he joined about the time of its organization. He has membership in the Association of Engineers of the province and he belongs to the Alberta Canadian institute of Mining and Metallurgy and to the Royal Society of Arts at London.


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