John Diefenbaker

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Birthday
18, 1895
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 16, 1979 (83)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1895
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 16, 1979 (83)

About

Canadian Tory politician who served as the 13th Prime Minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963. As Prime Minister, he appointed the first female minister in Canada and the first aboriginal minister to his Cabinet.

Before Fame

He served in World War One and later became a lawyer before being elected to the House of Commons in 1940.

Trivia

He was the only Progressive Conservative party leader between 1930 and 1979 to lead the party to an election victory.

Family Life

He was married to Edna Brower from 1929 to 1951 and Olive Palmer from 1953 to 1976.

Associated With

His dealings with U.S. President John F. Kennedy were fraught with tension.