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Arthur Meighen

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen

Profession: 9th Prime Minister of Canada


Biography: Served two terms as the ninth Prime Minister of Canada: from July 1920 to December 1921, and from June 1926 to September 1926.

He was the first Prime Minister born after Confederation, and is usually considered as one of the weaker Prime Ministers in Canadian history.

Born: June 16, 1874
Birthplace: Anderson, Ontario, Canada
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: August 5, 1960 (aged 86)

Married Life

  • 1904-06-24 Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

Historical Events

  • 1921-12-06 Canada's Liberal Party and its leader Mackenzie King defeats Arthur Meighen's Conservative Party and Thomas Crerar' Progressive Party in general election, goes on to form a minority government
  • 1926-06-29 Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada

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