Lester B. Pearson

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Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Dec 27, 1972 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Dec 27, 1972 (75)

About

Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968 who won the Nobel Prize for Peace for organizing a response to the Suez Crisis. He actively opposed the Vietnam War and helped keep Canada a non-belligerent country during the crisis.

Before Fame

He served in the medical corps early in World War I, then trained as a pilot.

Trivia

His government introduced initiatives that remained in place in Canada, including universal health care and a national pension plan.

Family Life

His wife Maryon was known for her sharp tongue and humorous public statements.

Associated With

Stephen Harper also served as Prime Minister of Canada.