Mr. Gordon W. Draper is a retired elementary school principal of Livonia (Michigan) Public Schools.
Long active in community affairs, he has served in the Boy Scouts of America for over 60 years. To commemorate his 50th year, a cabin was named in his honor at Detroit's scout camp. Recently, a conference room was named in his honor at the Detroit's scout headquarters. He is bylaws chairman for the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP), served as President of the Northwest Chapter of the same organization for eleven years, and has been Director of Area 25. After six terms as Chairman of the City of Livonia Youth Commission, he now serves as Livonia's Traffic Commissioner. He has served more than 19 years as president of his church choir at Newburg United Methodist. He is a long-time board member of his civic association and is now Vice President.
One of his several hobbies has been travelling. He has explored 100 countries, each of the world's 24 time zones, and has been in all of the United States and the Canadian Provinces. In fact, he has met his goal of visiting all of the 3,141 counties in the United States. He also visited his last continent, Antarctica.
He has been president of the Investment Scouts stock club since its inception in 1995.
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