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Vincent Massey

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey

Full Name: Charles Vincent Massey
Profession: Governor General of Canada


Biography: The first Canadian-born individual to serve as Canada's governor general, the 18th Governor General of Canada since Canadian Confederation.

Born: February 20, 1887
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: December 30, 1967 (aged 80)

Married Life

  • 1915-06-04 Canadian diplomat Vincent Massey (28) weds Alice Parkin

Historical Events

  • 1926-11-10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA
  • 1952-02-28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Quotes by Vincent Massey

  • "Rational comprehension of the universe is not enough. We must call to our aid not merely reason, but the vision and the spiritual insight of the ages."

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