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Earl Grey

For the more famous Earl Grey and the tea see Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (March 13, 1764 - 1845).

Sir Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey (November 28, 1851 - August 29, 1917) was the ninth Governor-General of Canada from 1904 to 1911. He is best known for having donated the Grey Cup to the Canadian Football League in 1909.

He welcomed Canada's first important foreign royal visit (from Prince Fushima of Japan) in 1907, improved Rideau Hall (the governor-general's residence), and suggested the idea of a great railway hotel in Ottawa - the origin of the Château Laurier.

External link Earl Grey bio - Government of Canada (http://www.gg.ca/governor_general/history/bios/grey_e.asp)

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