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First Among Equals - Children's Version : The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
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Arthur Meighen

Arthur Meighen

Born 1874, Died 1960

Time as Prime Minister
1920 - 1921
June 21, 1926 - September 25, 1926

Born

  • June 16, 1874, Anderson, Ontario

Education

  • University of Toronto, B.A. Mathematics 1896

Personal Life

  • Married 1904, Isabel J. Cox (1882 - 1985)
  • Two sons, one daughter

Occupations

  • 1897 - 1898 Teacher, Caledonia, Ontario
  • Lawyer (called to the Manitoba Bar in 1903)
  • Businessman
  • Author

Political Party

  • Conservative
  • 1920 - 1926, 1941 - 1942 Party Leader

Constituencies

  • 1908 - 1921, 1925 - 1926 Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
  • 1922 - 1925 Grenville, Ontario

Other Ministries

  • 1913 - 1917 Solicitor General
  • 1917 Secretary of State
  • 1917 - 1920 Interior and Superintendent General of Indian Affairs
  • 1919 - 1920 Mines
  • 1920 - 1921, 1926 External Affairs
  • 1926 President of the Privy Council
  • 1932 - 1935 Minister Without Portfolio

Political Record

  • Creation of the Canadian National Railway 1919
  • Prominent in ending the Winnipeg General Strike 1919
  • Argued successfully against the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance 1921
  • Trade Agreements with France and the West Indies 1921
  • Armistice Day Act 1921
  • Leader of the Opposition 1921 - 1926
  • Senator 1932 - 1942

Died

  • August 5, 1960, Toronto, Ontario
  • Grave site: St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Mary's, Ontario

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


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