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