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Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson OM CC OBE PC PCc (23 Aprile 1897 – 27 December 1972) wis a Canadian scholar, statesman, sodger an diplomat, wha wan the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organisin the Unitit Naitions Emergency Force tae resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. He wis the 14t Prime Meenister o Canadae frae 22 Aprile 1963 tae 20 Aprile 1968, as the heid o twa back-tae-back Liberal minority govrenments follaein elections in 1963 an 1965.

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Lester B. Pearson

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Pearson in 1957
14t Prime Meenister o Canadae
In office
22 Apryle 1963 (1963-04-22) – 20 Apryle 1968 (1968-04-20)
Monarch Elizabeth II
Govrenor General Georges Vanier
Roland Michener
Precedit bi John Diefenbaker
Succeedit bi Pierre Trudeau
Leader o the Liberal Pairty o Canadae
In office
16 Januar 1958 (1958-01-16) – 6 Apryle 1968 (1968-04-06)
Precedit bi Louis St. Laurent
Succeedit bi Pierre Trudeau
Leader o the Opposeetion
In office
16 Januar 1958 (1958-01-16) – 22 Apryle 1963 (1963-04-22)
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Meenister John Diefenbaker
Precedit bi Louis St. Laurent
Succeedit bi John Diefenbaker
8t Secretar o State for Freemit Affairs
In office
10 September 1948 (1948-09-10) – 20 Juin 1957 (1957-06-20)
Prime Meenister W. L. Mackenzie King
Louis St. Laurent
Precedit bi Louis St. Laurent
Succeedit bi John Diefenbaker
2nt Canadian Ambassador tae the Unitit States
In office
Prime Meenister William Mackenzie King
Precedit bi Leighton McCarthy
Succeedit bi H. H. Wrong
8t Preses o the Unitit Naitions General Assembly
In office
Precedit bi Luis Padilla Nervo
Succeedit bi Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Member o the Canadian Pairlament
for Algoma East
In office
25 October 1948 (1948-10-25) – 23 Apryle 1968 (1968-04-23)
Precedit bi Thomas Farquhar
Succeedit bi None (district abolished)
Personal details
Born Lester Bowles Pearson
23 Apryle 1897(1897-04-23)
Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario, Canadae
Dee'd 27 December 1972(1972-12-27) (aged 75)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canadae
Restin place MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec
Naitionality Canadian
Poleetical pairty Liberal
Spoose(s) Maryon Pearson (m. 1925)
Bairns Geoffrey Pearson, Patricia Pearson
Profession Diplomat, historian, sodger
Religion Christianity (Methodist)
Awairds Nobel Prize for Peace (1957)
Militar service
Nickname(s) "Mike"
Allegiance Canadae
Service/branch Canadian Airmy-Permanent Active Militia
Ryal Fleein Corps
Years o service 1915–18
Rank Lieutenant
Fleein Officer
Battles/wars First Warld War