|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
November 8, 1965 – June 24, 1968
|Preceded by||Charles Willoughby|
|Succeeded by||District was abolished in 1966|
June 11, 1945 – April 7, 1963
|Preceded by||Thomas O'Neill|
|Succeeded by||Charles Willoughby|
Edmund Davie Fulton
March 10, 1916
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
|Died||May 22, 2000 (aged 84)|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Relations||Frederick John Fulton, father|
|Profession||Barrister and solicitor|
Edmund Davie Fulton,(March 10, 1916 – May 22, 2000) was a Canadian Rhodes Scholar, politician and judge. He was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, the son of politician/lawyer Frederick John Fulton and Winnifred M. Davie, daughter of A. E. B. Davie. He was the youngest of 4 children.
Davie Fulton served in the Second World War with the Canadian Army overseas as Platoon and Company Commander with Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division in the Italian and Northwestern Europe campaigns. His brother John "Moose" Fulton distinguished himself in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He went missing in action in late 1942, and in 1943 Kamloops adopted the Moose Squadron in honour of its commander. In 1944 the Kamloops airport was dedicated as Fulton Field.
He was brought home from the war by the Conservative Party and won a seat by 100 votes in the House of Commons of Canada in the 1945 general election.
In 1949 he introduced legislation to criminalize the publication, distribution, and sale of crime comics, as the result of a murder by two Yukon teens that was blamed on the influence of the crime comics which the perpetrators had read.
He ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada at the 1956 leadership convention, placing third behind John Diefenbaker.
When Diefenbaker led the party to victory in the 1957 election, he appointed Fulton to Cabinet as Minister of Justice. As Minister, Fulton was involved in negotiations to patriate the Canadian Constitution, and developed the "Fulton–Favreau formula". In 1962, he became Minister of Public Works. His cousin, Albert McPhillips, was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries around this time.
He resigned from Cabinet in 1963, when he decided to leave federal politics and take the leadership of the British Columbia Progressive Conservative Party. His efforts to revive the provincial Tories in BC were a failure, and he returned to the House of Commons in the 1965 election.
Fulton stood as a candidate at the 1967 federal PC leadership convention, and placed third behind Robert Stanfield and Dufferin Roblin.
After losing his seat in the 1968 election, he retired from politics and returned to the law. In 1973, he became a justice on the British Columbia Supreme Court, and served until 1981. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a commissioner on the International Joint Commission.
In 1992, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He died in Vancouver on May 22, 2000.
|1945 Canadian federal election: Kamloops|
|Progressive Conservative||Davie Fulton||4,401||33.09||+1.19|
|Liberal||Thomas James O'Neill||4,229||31.80||-9.99|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Francis James McKenzie||4,003||30.10||+3.79|
|Labor–Progressive||John Henry Codd||666||5.01||–|
|Total valid votes||13,299||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.59|
|1949 Canadian federal election: Kamloops|
|Progressive Conservative||Davie Fulton||7,682||40.07||+6.98|
|Liberal||Thomas James O'Neill||6,399||33.38||+1.58|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||George Victor Larson||5,091||26.55||-3.55|
|Total valid votes||19,172||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+2.70|
|1953 Canadian federal election: Kamloops|
|Progressive Conservative||Davie Fulton||7,578||46.69||+5.92|
|Social Credit||Clarence Aubrey Wright||3,780||23.29||–|
|Liberal||Kenneth Durward Houghton||2,731||16.83||-16.55|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Austin Kenneth Greenway||2,140||13.19||-13.36|
|Total valid votes||16,229||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-8.68|
|1957 Canadian federal election: Kamloops|
|Progressive Conservative||Davie Fulton||10,029||47.24||+0.55|
|Social Credit||Walter James Smith||5,858||27.59||+4.30|
|Liberal||Arnold McIntyre Affleck||3,383||15.94||-0.89|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Austin Kenneth Greenway||1,959||9.23||-3.96|
|Total valid votes||21,229||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-1.88|
|1958 Canadian federal election: Kamloops|
|Progressive Conservative||Davie Fulton||13,858||63.83||+16.59|
|Liberal||Arnold McIntyre Affleck||2,868||13.21||-2.73|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Austin Kenneth Greenway||2,777||12.79||+3.56|
|Social Credit||Earl Victor Roy Merrick||2,390||11.01||-16.58|
|Total valid votes||21,893||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+9.66|
|1962 Canadian federal election: Kamloops|
|Progressive Conservative||Davie Fulton||11,312||43.13||-20.70|
|New Democratic||Walter D. Inglis||4,733||18.05||+5.26|
|Social Credit||Clarence Aubrey Wright||4,393||16.75||+5.74|
|Total valid votes||26,227||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-14.78|
|Change for the New Democrats is based on the Co-operative Commonwealth.|
|1963 British Columbia general election: Kamloops|
|Social Credit||Philip Arthur Gaglardi||5,669||47.17%|
|Progressive Conservative||Edmund Davie Fulton||4,473||37.22%|
|New Democratic||Lance Randle||1,297||10.79%|
|Liberal||Henry Maxwell Smith||580||4.83%|
|Total valid votes||12,019||100.00%|
|Total rejected ballots||71|
|1965 Canadian federal election: Kamloops|
|Progressive Conservative||Davie Fulton||11,731||37.39||+7.94|
|New Democratic||Vernor Wilfred Jones||7,132||22.73||-0.75|
|Liberal||Albert John Edward Chilton||6,757||21.54||-7.07|
|Social Credit||Thomas Daly Sills||5,756||18.35||-0.11|
|Total valid votes||31,376||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||+4.34|
|1968 Canadian federal election: Kamloops—Cariboo|
|Liberal||Leonard Stephen Marchand||13,000||40.48|
|Progressive Conservative||Edmund Davie Fulton||9,704||30.22|
|New Democratic||Vernor Wilfred Jones||7,566||23.56|
|Social Credit||Peter Robert Gook||1,842||5.74|
|Total valid votes||32,112||100.0|
|This riding was created from Cariboo and Kamloops, which elected a Social Credit and a Progressive Conservative, respectively, in the last election. Davie Fulton was the incumbent from Kamloops.|
There is a Davie Fulton fonds at Library and Archives Canada.