Lester B. Pearson

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Lester B. Pearson

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Pearson in 1957
14t Prime Meenister o Canadae
In office
22 Apryle 1963 (1963-04-22) – 20 Apryle 1968 (1968-04-20)
MonarchElizabeth II
Govrenor GeneralGeorges Vanier
Roland Michener
Precedit biJohn Diefenbaker
Succeedit biPierre Trudeau
Leader o the Liberal Pairty o Canadae
In office
16 Januar 1958 (1958-01-16) – 6 Apryle 1968 (1968-04-06)
Precedit biLouis St. Laurent
Succeedit biPierre Trudeau
Leader o the Opposeetion
In office
16 Januar 1958 (1958-01-16) – 22 Apryle 1963 (1963-04-22)
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MeenisterJohn Diefenbaker
Precedit biLouis St. Laurent
Succeedit biJohn Diefenbaker
8t Secretar o State for Freemit Affairs
In office
10 September 1948 (1948-09-10) – 20 Juin 1957 (1957-06-20)
Prime MeenisterW. L. Mackenzie King
Louis St. Laurent
Precedit biLouis St. Laurent
Succeedit biJohn Diefenbaker
2nt Canadian Ambassador tae the Unitit States
In office
1944–1946
Prime MeenisterWilliam Mackenzie King
Precedit biLeighton McCarthy
Succeedit biH. H. Wrong
8t Preses o the Unitit Naitions General Assembly
In office
1952
Precedit biLuis Padilla Nervo
Succeedit biVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Member o the Canadian Pairlament
for Algoma East
In office
25 October 1948 (1948-10-25) – 23 Apryle 1968 (1968-04-23)
Precedit biThomas Farquhar
Succeedit biNone (district abolished)
Personal details
BornLester Bowles Pearson
23 Apryle 1897(1897-04-23)
Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario, Canadae
Dee'd27 December 1972(1972-12-27) (aged 75)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canadae
Restin placeMacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec
NaitionalityCanadian
Poleetical pairtyLiberal
Spoose(s)Maryon Pearson (m. 1925)
BairnsGeoffrey Pearson, Patricia Pearson
Eddication
ProfessionDiplomat, historian, sodger
ReligionChristianity (Methodist)
AwairdsNobel Prize for Peace (1957)
Signatur
Militar service
Nickname(s)"Mike"
AllegianceCanadae
Service/branchCanadian Airmy-Permanent Active Militia
Ryal Fleein Corps
Years o service1915–18
RankLieutenant
Fleein Officer
Battles/warsFirst Warld War

Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson OM CC OBE PC PCc (23 Aprile 1897 – 27 December 1972) wis a Canadian scholar, statesman, sodger an diplomat, wha wan the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organisin the Unitit Naitions Emergency Force tae resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. He wis the 14t Prime Meenister o Canadae frae 22 Aprile 1963 tae 20 Aprile 1968, as the heid o twa back-tae-back Liberal minority govrenments follaein elections in 1963 an 1965.