Lester B. Pearson

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson Full Name: Lester B. Pearson [Lester Bowles Pearson]


Profession: Prime Minister of Canada
Why Famous: The 14th Prime Minister of Canada, from 1963-1968, and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.

Born: April 23, 1897
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: December 27, 1972 (aged 75)

Married Life

  • 1925-08-22 Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

Historical Events in the Life of Lester B. Pearson

  • 1956-11-07 United Nations Emergency Force establish by the UN at instigation of Lester B. Pearson and UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskj√∂ld to deal with Suez Crisis
  • 1957-10-20 Lester B. Pearson is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his aid in resolving the Suez Crisis
  • 1963-04-22 Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1967-12-14 Lester B. Pearson (PM of Canada) announces that he is retiring from politics, and is succeeded by Pierre Trudeau

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