Louis St. Laurent

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent Full Name: Louis St. Laurent
Nationality: Canadian

Profession: 12th Prime Minister of Canada
Why Famous: Served as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada from November 1948 to June 1957. His foreign policy initiatives transformed Canada from an isolationism with little role in world affairs to an active "middle power." He was an enthusiastic proponent of Canada's joining NATO in 1949 to fight Communist totalitarianism. He was a strong Canadian nationalist who hated communism and did not fear the United States.

Born: February 1, 1882
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Compton, Quebec, Canada

Died: July 25, 1973 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1908-05-19 Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent (26) weds Jeanne Renault

Historical Events in the Life of Louis St. Laurent

  • 1948-11-15 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1957-06-21 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

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