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Joe Clark

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark

Full Name: Charles Joseph Clark
Profession: 16th Prime Minister of Canada

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Served as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada from June 1979 to March 1980. He is the youngest person to become Prime Minister, taking office the day before his 40th birthday. As he had only won a minority government, his tenure was brief and eventually defeated on a motion of non-confidence.

Born: June 5, 1939
Birthplace: High River, Alberta, Canada
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

Married Life

  • 1973-06-30 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

Historical Events

  • 1979-06-04 Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

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