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Mackenzie King

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King

Full Name: William Lyon Mackenzie King
Profession: 10th Prime Minister of Canada

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Served as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada from 1921-1930 and again from 1935-1948.

Born: December 17, 1874
Birthplace: Berlin, Ontario, Canada
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: July 22, 1950 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Events in the Life of Mackenzie King

  • 1909-11-12 Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour
  • 1921-12-06 Mackenzie King, leader of the Labor Party and architect of a liberal coalition, is voted Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1921-12-29 Mackenzie King is sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1926-09-25 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1930-08-07 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party
  • 1935-10-23 Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time
  • 1939-09-10 Canada, under the leadership of Mackenzie King, declares war on Germany
  • 1948-11-15 Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada

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