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About Lester B. Pearson
Lester B. Pearson was the 14th prime minister of Canada, serving for five years. He was a Canadian academic, statesman, warrior, and diplomat who was best recognized for his diplomatic dexterity, political insight, and personal popularity.
In 1957, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for establishing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis, for which he garnered global acclaim and attention.
His government introduced progressive programs like universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, and the Canada Student Loan Program, as well as the Order of Canada, the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, and the design of the Maple Leaf flag which was adopted in 1965.
Prior to holding the aforementioned position, he took up several political offices like Secretary of State for External Affairs, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, and Leader of the Liberal Party.
His parents are Annie Sarah and Edwin Arthur Pearson. He was married to Maryon Moody, with whom he had a son Geoffrey Pearson, and a daughter Patricia Pearson.
- Victoria University, Toronto
- University of Toronto
- University of Oxford
- St John's College, Oxford
- Peterborough Collegiate
Early in World War I, he served in the medical corps before pursuing a career as a pilot.
He died as a result of liver cancer.
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Famous quotes by Lester B. Pearson
And I have lived since - as you have - in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.Lester B. Pearson
As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.Lester B. Pearson
As for the promotion of peace congresses we have had our meetings and assemblies, but the promotion through them of the determined and effective will to peace displaying itself in action and policy remains to be achieved.Lester B. Pearson
But while we all pray for peace, we do not always, as free citizens, support the policies that make for peace or reject those which do not. We want our own kind of peace, brought about in our own way.Lester B. Pearson
I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.Lester B. Pearson
I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award.Lester B. Pearson
It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.Lester B. Pearson
It would be especially tragic if the people who most cherish ideals of peace, who are most anxious for political cooperation on a wider than national scale, made the mistake of underestimating the pace of economic change in our modern world.Lester B. Pearson
Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.Lester B. Pearson
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.Lester B. Pearson
The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.Lester B. Pearson
The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.Lester B. Pearson
The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction, and if war is used as an instrument of policy, eventually we will have total war.Lester B. Pearson
True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than, I should think, at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words, for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions.Lester B. Pearson
F.A.Q. about Lester B. Pearson
When is his birthday?
Lester B. Pearson's birthday is on April 23, 1897.
In how many days is his birthday?
Lester's birthday is in 183 days
How old was Lester when he died?
He was 75 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 27, 1972.
How old would he be today?
Lester B. Pearson would be 124 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Lester from?
He was born in Newtonbrook, Ontario, Canada.
Lester B. Pearson's Popularity
Lester B. Pearson was a famous Canadian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, who was born on April 23, 1897. As a person born on this date, Lester B. Pearson is listed in our database as the 49th most popular celebrity for the day (April 23) and the 16th most popular for the year (1897).
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