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First Among Equals - Children's Version : The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
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Lester Bowles Pearson

Lester Bowles Pearson

Born 1897, Died 1972

Time as Prime Minister
1963 - 1968

Born

  • April 23, 1897, Newton Brook, Ontario

Education

  • University of Toronto, B.A. 1919
  • Oxford University, B.A. Modern History 1923, M.A. 1925

Personal Life

  • Married 1925, Maryon Moody (1902 - 1991)
  • One daughter, one son

Occupations

  • 1914 - 1918 Lieutenant, Canadian Army Medical Corps and Flying Officer, Royal Flying Corps
  • 1923 - 1928 History lecturer, University of Toronto
  • 1928 - 1948 Department of External Affairs
  • 1945 - 1946 Canadian Ambassador to the United States
  • 1946 Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs
  • 1951 - 1952 Chairman of the NATO Council
  • 1952 - 1953 President of the United Nations General Assembly
  • 1969 - 1972 Professor and Chancellor, Carleton University
  • Author

Political Party

  • Liberal
  • 1958 - 1968 Party Leader

Constituencies

  • 1948 - 1968 Algoma East, Ontario

Other Ministries

  • 1948 - 1957 External Affairs

Political Record

  • Nobel Peace Prize 1957
  • Leader of the Opposition 1958 - 1963
  • Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism 1963
  • Canada Pension Plan 1965
  • Canada-United States Automotive Agreement (Auto Pact) 1965
  • New National Flag 1965
  • Universal medicare 1966
  • Centennial celebrations 1967

Died

  • December 27, 1972, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Grave site: Maclaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec

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


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