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First Among Equals - Children's Version : The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
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Sir Robert Laird Borden

Sir Robert Laird Borden

Born 1854, Died 1937

Time as Prime Minister
1911 - 1920

Born

  • June 26, 1854, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia

Education

  • Acacia Villa Academy, Horton, Nova Scotia

Personal Life

  • Married 1889, Laura Bond (1863 - 1940)

Occupations

  • 1868 - 1872 Teacher, Horton, Nova Scotia
  • 1872 - 1874 Teacher, Matawan, New Jersey
  • Lawyer (called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1878)
  • 1924 - 1930 Chancellor, Queen's University
  • 1928 President, Crown Life Insurance
  • 1929 President, Barclay's Bank (Canada)
  • 1930 President, Canadian Historical Association
  • Author

Political Party

  • Conservative
  • 1901 - 1920 Party Leader
  • 1917 - 1920 Union Government (A coalition of pro-conscription Liberals and Conservatives)

Constituencies

  • 1896 - 1904, 1908 - 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1905 - 1908 Carleton, Ontario
  • 1917 - 1920 King's County, Nova Scotia

Other Ministries

  • 1911 - 1917 President of the Privy Council
  • 1912 - 1920 External Affairs

Political Record

  • Leader of the Opposition 1901 - 1911
  • Led Canada as Prime Minister throughout First World War 1914 - 1918
  • War Measures Act 1914
  • Income War Tax Act 1917
  • Military Service Act 1917
  • Wartime Elections Act 1917
  • Principal author of Resolution IX of the 1917 Imperial War Conference
  • Franchise extended to women 1918
  • Leader of Canadian delegation at the Paris Peace Conference 1919

Died

  • June 10, 1937, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Grave site: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario

Source: Canada's Prime Ministers, 1867-1994. [Ottawa]: National Archives of Canada, c1994. 20 p.


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