Prime Minister of Canada, 1920-1921, and again from June to September 1926, Arthur Meighen was born in Ontario. As a young man he moved west to practice law. First elected to the House of Commons in 1908 to represent Portage la Prairie, he became a skilled parliamentarian and later gained an unchallenged reputation as the ablest debater of his generation in Canadian politics. He led the Liberal Conservative Party, 1920-1926, and in 1941 briefly resumed the leadership. He died in Toronto. His plaque was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Meighen (1874-1960)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meighen House (131 Dufferin Avenue East, Portage la Prairie)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 February 2021
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