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Memorable Manitobans: John G. Diefenbaker (1895-1979)


Born in Grey County, Ontario on 18 September 1895. After serving in World War I, he practiced law in Saskatchewan. Elected to the House of Commons in 1940, he became leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1956 and served as Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963. He resigned as party leader in 1967. He was Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan from 1969 until his death on 16 August 1979, in Ottawa.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Sir John A. Macdonald
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 25, 1968-69 Season

Page revised: 3 August 2008

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