Pearson, Lester B.

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Lester B. "Mike" Pearson was a Canadian statesman and politician, perhaps best known as Canada's fourteenth Prime Minister. Born in Ontario, he was educated at the University of Toronto, where he excelled at sports. He volunteered for service in World War I, eventually serving as a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps, then resumed his education at Oxford before becoming a professor and coach at the University of Toronto. He entered the foreign service, eventually serving as Ambassdor to the United States, before earning a seat in the House of Commons. He assumed a central role with the Liberal Party, culminating in two terms as Prime Minister. Among his many achievements are the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize, and helping to found the United Nations; as Prime Minister, he introduced universal health care, student loans, a forty-hour work week, and a race-free immigration system.

From the description of Lester B. Pearson letter to Ernest A. Costello, circa 1945. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 232360860

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creatorOf Willson Woodside Collection. Correspondence with and concerning Lester B. Pearson, 1948 - 1966. University of Guelph
referencedIn Kim, Yong-jeung, 1898-1975. Yong-jeung Kim papers, 1906-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
Kim, Yong-jeung, 1898-1975. Yong-jeung Kim papers, 1906-1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Willson Woodside Collection. Clippings and correspondence concerning Canadian personalities, 1968-1975. University of Guelph
creatorOf Pearson, Lester B., 1897-1972. Transcript of a recorded interview with Lester Bowles Pearson, sometime prime minister of Canada, conducted by Gerald C.V. Wright in the spring of 1970. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Fiorenza Johnson Drew Collection. Coloured photograph of Lester Pearson and his wife. University of Guelph
creatorOf Pearson, Lester B. Canadian flag proclamation and grant of arms [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Pearson, Lester B. Lester B. Pearson letter to Ernest A. Costello, circa 1945. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Reid, J. H. Collection, 1966-1970. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harvard Law School Forums Records Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Reid, Kenneth J. H. Kenneth J.H. Reid letters received, 1966-1969. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Dean Gooderham Acheson papers, 1898-1989 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Director's Office Records of Receptions, Events, and Lectures, 1957-1989. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Cordier, Andrew W. (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975. Andrew W. Cordier Papers, 1918-1975. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn American Society of Newspaper Editors Records, 1964-1966 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Shelton, William R. [Two speeches given at Rollins College in 1953] / [compiled by William R. Shelton], 1953. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
referencedIn Andrew Wellington Cordier Papers, 1918-1975 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. NATO CONFERENCE IN LISBON, PORTUGAL
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associatedWith Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. person
associatedWith American Society of Newspaper Editors. corporateBody
associatedWith Cordier, Andrew W. (Andrew Wellington), 1901-1975. person
associatedWith Costello, Ernest A. person
associatedWith Fiorenza Johnson Drew Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Kim, Yong-jeung, 1898-1975. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Reid, J. H. person
associatedWith Reid, Kenneth J. H. person
associatedWith Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Willson Woodside Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Willson Woodside Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, Gerald C. V. person
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Canada
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Prime ministers--Biography--20th century
Statesmen--Correspondence
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Birth 1897-04-23

Death 1972-12-27

Canadians

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