Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, 1854-1937

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Sir Robert Laird Borden was a Canadian political leader and prime minister between 1911-1920. He guided Canada through World War I and, through astute bargaining, achieved equal status for Canada with England within the Commonwealth.

From the description of Robert Laird Borden papers. 1886-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225144426

Robert Laird Borden was born in Grand Pr,̌ Nova Scotia in 1854. Educated in his home province, Borden accepted a teaching position in New Jersey at age 19. He returned to Nova Scotia two years later and began his career in law, articling with a firm in Halifax, and was called to the Bar in 1878. Borden eventually entered politics, and was first elected to the House of Commons in 1896. In 1901 he won the leadership of the Conservative Party and was the leader of the Official Opposition until 1911, when his party was elected and he became Prime Minister. Borden saw Canada through World War One, and headed the coalition of pro-conscription Conservative and Liberal politicians known as the Union Government between 1917 and 1920. Borden resigned from the office of the Prime Minister in 1920. He remained active in business concerns after his retirement from politics, heading both Crown Life Insurance and Barclays Bank (Canada). He was also an author, and the president of the Canadian Historical Association. Robert L. Borden died on June 10, 1937 in Ottawa, Ontario.

From the description of Robert Laird Borden fonds. 1906-1921, predominant 1914-1918. (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 607067897

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creatorOf Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, 1854-1937. Robert Laird Borden papers. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
referencedIn Brown, Audrey Alexandra, 1904-1998. Audrey Alexandra Brown fonds. [1914-1998]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Von Bergen, Werner, 1897-. Papers, 1931-1932. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf McConnell, Burt M. (Burt Morton), 1888-1960. Papers, 1913-1952. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Prang, Margaret E., 1921-. Margaret Prang fonds. University of British Columbia Library
referencedIn Bassett, John, 1886-1958. Correspondence with John Bassett Senior : 1957. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn O'Brien, Henry, 1836-1931. Henry O'Brien fonds. University of British Columbia Library
creatorOf Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, 1854-1937. [Sir Robert Boden Laird letter]. University of British Columbia Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library
creatorOf Gamble Collection. Portrait of Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937), Prime Minister of Canada (1911-1920). University of Guelph
referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian papers, 1646-1935. Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
creatorOf Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, 1854-1937. Robert Laird Borden fonds. University of British Columbia Library
creatorOf Trueblood, Thomas C. (Thomas Clarkson), 1856-1951. Correspondence, 1916-1928. University of Michigan
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associatedWith Bassett, John, 1886-1958. person
associatedWith Brown, Audrey Alexandra, 1904-1998. person
associatedWith Gamble Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith McConnell, Burt M. (Burt Morton), 1888-1960. person
associatedWith O'Brien, Henry, 1836-1931. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Prang, Margaret E., 1921- person
associatedWith Trueblood, Thomas C. (Thomas Clarkson), 1856-1951. person
associatedWith Von Bergen, Werner, 1897- person
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Birth 1854-06-26

Death 1937-06-10

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