William Lyon Mackenzie King

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William Lyon Mackenzie King

10th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
October 23, 1935 – November 15, 1948
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
George VI
Governor-GeneralEarl of Bessborough
Lord Tweedsmuir
Earl of Athlone
Viscount Alexander
Preceded byRichard Bennett
Succeeded byLouis St. Laurent
In office
September 25, 1926 – August 7, 1930
MonarchGeorge V
Governor-GeneralLord Byng of Vimy
Viscount Willingdon
Preceded byArthur Meighen
Succeeded byRichard Bennett
In office
December 29, 1921 – June 28, 1926
MonarchGeorge V
Governor-GeneralLord Byng of Vimy
Preceded byArthur Meighen
Succeeded byArthur Meighen
Personal details
BornDecember 17, 1874
Berlin, Ontario, Canada
DiedJuly 22, 1950(1950-07-22) (aged 75)
Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
Resting placeMount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Never married
Alma materSuddaby Public School
University of Toronto
Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School
Osgoode Hall Law School
University of Chicago
Harvard University

William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG (December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He is known for having led Canada through the Second World War.

He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921 to June 28, 1926; from September 25, 1926 to August 7, 1930; and from October 23, 1935 to November 15, 1948. A Liberal with 22 years in office, he was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history.

King died on July 22, 1950, at Kingsmere from pneumonia, aged 75. He is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada – Former Prime Ministers and Their Grave Sites – The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King". Parks Canada. Government of Canada. February 24, 2011. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2014.

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