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Happy B-52!



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We would like to take a moment to honor Ralph Budgell, a great man... A great man who has changed the course of history in his own small way....
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Sitting with Churchill and Stalin in Moscow, 1942...





Serving as the Canadian Ambassador to England and the Soviet Union during WWII...





Serving in the White House as assistant to Dwight Eisenhower...





Team Captain of the 1955 Stanley Cup Champions Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3 over the Montreal Canadiens





Rallying support for Kennedy in the early years...





Funding Trudeau's successful rise to political power on the Canadian political stage...





Bridging the gap between two great nations before the fall of the Berlin wall...





Introducing future president Bill Clinton in a speech to members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #255





Settling a high level union dispute with Mr. Tellier of the Canadian National Railway...





Over-seeing President George Bush Jr's first
State of the Union Address...







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We should also take a moment to acknowledge Mr. Budgell's contribution to modern Music --having influenced some of the most important bands of all time, we are indeed grateful...

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Starting with the Beatles before being called back to a life in politics...





Posing with the Beatles during a Hollywood benefit gig...





Standing in for Ed Sullivan in the special
"Elvis in Las Vegas"...





Here, Mr. Budgell is introducing Roy Orbison to the song Pretty Woman, which Roy would later record to become one of his greatest hits of all time...







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Thanks from all of your constituents for your contribution to modern history...


And Happy 52nd Birthday Mr.Budgell,

America Loves You!!!


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(and so do Scott and Saralyn in Calgary)





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