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  Lester Pearson - MSN Encarta
In 1943 Pearson served as a delegate to several conferences and planning sessions of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, a forerunner of the United Nations (UN), an international organization established to maintain peace and security, and as chairman of its supplies committee, which undertook emergency feeding and refugee programs in troubled areas.
From 1948 to 1956, he was head of the permanent Canadian mission to the UN, and during the 1952-1953 UN session, Pearson was president of the General Assembly, the representative body of the UN.
In 1956 Pearson initiated the resolution that terminated the conflict between the Egyptian government and the French and British governments over the Suez Canal, and sent a UN police force to restore peace to the Gaza Strip, an area then under Egyptian control from which terrorist attacks on Israel were being staged.
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 Lester Pearson Biography —
Pearson, having conducted a successful campaign for a seat in the Commons to represent the Algoma East riding of Ontario, was given the External Affairs portfolio, holding it for nine years until the advent of John Diefenbaker's Conservative government.
Pearson drafted the speech in which Prime Minister St. Laurent proposed the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), signed the enabling treaty in 1949, headed the Canadian delegation to NATO until 1957, and functioned as chairman of the NATO Council in 1951-1952.
Pearson also headed the Canadian delegation to the UN from 1946 to 1956, being elected to the presidency of the Seventh Session of the General Assembly in 1952-1953.
www.writespirit.net /inspirational_talks/political/lester_pearson/lester_pearson_biography   (704 words)

  
  Lester B. Pearson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearson died of cancer in Ottawa on December 27, 1972, and was buried in the nearby Gatineau Hills in the MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec.
Pearson is also the namesake of the Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia (one of the United World Colleges), and of the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal.
Pearson's favourite sport was baseball and the Pearson Cup, named after him, was awarded to the winner of an annual contest between the Toronto Blue Jays and the former Montréal Expos (now the Washington Nationals).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lester_Bowles_Pearson   (1701 words)

  
 Pearson-Biography-First Among Equals
Lester Bowles Pearson was born in Newton Brook, Ontario in 1897.
Pearson was elected Liberal leader and served in the Opposition during the Diefenbaker years.
Pearson's efforts to accommodate all views were often interpreted as poor leadership and a lack of direction.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Pearson never had a majority in the Canadian House of Commons, but he introduced important social programs (including universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, and Canada Student Loans), the Maple Leaf Flag, and new initiatives in French-English relations.
Pearson is also the namesake of the Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia (one of the United World Colleges), and of the in Montreal.
Pearson's favourite sport was baseball and the, named after him, was awarded to the winner of an annual contest between the Toronto Blue Jays and the former Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals).
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 LESTER B. PEARSON - 7th Session
Pearson recalled an aspect of his career which gives to the new President of the General Assembly a rather unusual distinction-his long record as a civil servant before he became a Foreign Minister-when he said that, as one who had worked on secretarials.
Pearson was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Supplies and represeated Canada at subsequent UNRRA meetings in 1944, 1945, and 1946.
Pearson had been the chief civil servant in the Department of External Affairs for two years when, in 1948, he was summoned by his Prime Minister to head the Departmeat on the elected cabinet level.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Lester Bowles Pearson was born in Toronto, Ontario, on April 23, 1897.
Pearson's diplomatic career kept him in Ottawa until 1935, when he was sent to London as first secretary to the Canadian High Commission, a post he held until 1941.
In the election of 1958 Pearson led the Liberals to a crushing defeat, and the party was reduced to 48 of 265 seats in the Commons.
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 Departmental History
Ironically, Pearson's success in resolving the Suez crisis was a liability with the voters, alienating those who felt that Canada should have stood by Mother England, right or wrong.
The nadir was reached in April 1965, after Pearson used a speech in Philadelphia to openly call for a pause in the American bombing of North Vietnam.
Pearson's action reflected his approach during the earlier Korean War: in both cases he had tried to dissuade the Americans from escalating a regional conflict into a far more serious crisis.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /department/history/Pearson-en.asp   (1712 words)

  
 CBC.ca - The Greatest Canadian - Top Ten Greatest Canadians - Lester B. Pearson - Did You Know
LESTER B. Lester Pearson was born April 23, 1897 to Anne Bowles Pearson and Edwin A. Pearson, a Methodist minister.
Pearson met Maryon Moody, his future wife, in 1923 when she was a student in his class.
Pearson had a life-long dislike of pomp and ceremony, and actually got the OBE when the Governor-General’s assistant tossed it to him while he was on a tennis court.
www.cbc.ca /greatest/top_ten/nominee/pearson-lester-know.html   (1935 words)

  
 CBC.ca - The Greatest Canadian - Top Ten Greatest Canadians - Lester B. Pearson
Through it all Lester Pearson – or “Mike” as he preferred to be called - maintained a self-effacing manner and wry wit that endeared him to a generation of Canadians during the tumultuous 1960s.
Lester Pearson showed the iron in his soul during Canada’s Centennial celebrations of 1967.
Pearson spent his brief retirement teaching and heading up a major study that argued the case for greater aid for the developing world.
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 Lester Pearson
Pearson taut history at the University of Toronto, he then joined the Canadian diplomatic service, after serving seven years as a first secretary in the department of external affairs, he was attached to the London office of Canadian high Commission.
Pearson died on December 27 1972 the new york times of December 30, 1972, said of pearson; "his skills negotiator and mediator during and after world war 2 enabled canada to play a world role out of proportion to it's size and power.
Pearson retaired from the leadership of his party in the spring of 1968 and died in 1972.
www.edu.pe.ca /montaguehigh/grass/socialstudies/peacekeeping/pearson.htm   (742 words)

  
 Lester B. Pearson Summary
Pearson led the Liberals to a minority government in the 1963 general election, and became prime minister.
Pearson was also remarkable for instituting the world's first race-free immigration system, throwing out previous ones that had discriminated against certain people, such as Jews and the Chinese.
Pearson died of cancer in Ottawa on December 27, 1972, and was buried in the nearby Gatineau Hills in the MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec.
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 Lester Pearson - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Pearson, Lester Bowles (1897-1972), 14th prime minister of Canada (1963-1968).
Pearson took office in 1963, with a minority in the Canadian House...
In 1957 diplomat Lester Pearson became the first Canadian to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Pearson served in World War I (1914-18) and lectured in history at the University of Toronto (1924-28), after studying there and at the University of Oxford.
Pearson succeeded Saint Laurent as leader of the Liberal Party in 1958 and became prime minister in 1963.
Pearson resigned as prime minister in 1968 and retired from politics.
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 Lester Pearson | Canadian Prime Minister
Pearson furthered his education at Oxford University and became a professor at the University of Toronto.
Pearson actively participated in the formation of the United Nations and at one point become the President of the United Nations Assembly.
Lester Pearson's major award was the Nobel Peace Prize presented to him in 1957 largely for his work in resolving the Suez Canal crises the previous year.
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 Biography of Lester Pearson
Lester was the son of Edwin Arthur Pearson, a Methodist Minister, and Anne Sarah Bowles Pearson.
Pearson was shattered by his wartime experiences, and had difficulty settling down on his return.
Lester Pearson was a man of deep and passionate convictions.
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 The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson
Pearson was quite an athlete in his youth, excelling in both lacrosse and ice hockey.
Pearson was easy-going and friendly (as a result of his rural up-bringing).
Pearson retired from politics in 1968 at the age of 71.
www3.sympatico.ca /goweezer/canada/pearson.htm   (750 words)

  
 Dale | On Lester (“Mike”) Pearson of Canada (II)
An important motive underlying Pearson’s choice of a purely Canadian flag, the social legislation, and a Royal Commission on bilingualism and biculturalism was to meet the desires of French Canadians and counter the growing nationalism of Quebec Province.
Pearson’s second term as prime minister, beginning in 1965, was not as productive as his first.
Diplomacy and domestic politics required Pearson to invite De Gaulle to visit Canada and the resulting trip was a thorough disaster from the former’s point of view.
www.unc.edu /depts/diplomat/AD_Issues/amdipl_15/dale_pearson2.html   (1634 words)

  
 The Lester B. Pearson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Pearson established Canada's reputation in the 20th century as one of the world's great peacekeepers, and helped define Canada's modern foreign policy.
Lester Bowles Pearson entered Victoria College in the fall of 1913 at the age of sixteen.
Pearson's cousin, and his older brother "Duke", were already students at Vic and the two brothers shared a room in the Burwash residences.
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Lester Bowles Pearson was born to Edwin Arthur Pearson (son of a minister and a Methodist minister himself) and Annie Sarah Bowles Pearson, in Newton Brook (now part of Toronto), Ontario, on April 23, 1897.
Lester Bowles Pearson (1897-1972), a former Olympic hockey player and university professor, served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1958-1968 and Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968.
Pearson initiated the idea of peace-keeping as a meaningful role for the U.N. He recommended U.N. troops be sent to Egypt to restore peace during the 1956 Suez crisis, for which he was awarded the 1957 Nobel Peace prize.
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 The Worldly Years: The Life of Lester Pearson, vol. 2: 1949-1972. by Allen Mills   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Thus, English avers, Pearson was in foreign-policy matters a bit of a liberal idealist (as Trudeau has been portrayed in recent revised versions of his foreign policy).
Pearson was a convinced internationalist who wanted to nudge Canada and the world, a step at a time, in the direction of interdependence and cooperation.
As a manager of the government, Pearson was a disaster: failing to defend his ministers, interfering behind their backs, and often dithering, especially on Quebec.
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 Shadow of Heaven: The Life of Lester Pearson 1897-1948 by Doug Owram   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Indeed, Pearson seems to have used his highly developed social skills and his easy-going personality to slide lightly over the troubles of life, whether a missed history exam or an awkward air force discharge.
Pearson possessed these attributes but, most importantly, the winning personality which had been so useful to him throughout life was an especially important asset in the world of diplomacy.
Certainly Pearson was never as effortlessly successful as prime minister as he was as diplomat.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Lester Bowles Pearson (1897-1972)
Pearson became Prime Minister as a result of the 1963 general election as leader of a minority government which had campaigned during the election promising "60 Days of Decision" as well as supporting the Bomarc missile program.
Pearson died of cancer in Ottawa on December 27, 1972,; and was buried in the nearby Gatineau Hills in the MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec.
Pearson is also honored by a United World College, the Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia, the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal,; and the National Hockey League's Lester B. Pearson Award to the most valuable player as judged by his peers.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson : Lester B. Pearson
The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson (April 23, 1897 - December 27, 1972) was the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 22, 1963 to April 20, 1968.
Lester Pearson entered Victoria College at the University of Toronto in 1914.
Lester Pearson died in Ottawa on December 27, 1972 and was buried in the nearby Gatineau Hills in the MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec.
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 Lennons meet Lester Pearson
HISTORICAL PRELUDE: Lester Pearson was born on April 23, 1897, in Newtonbrook, near Toronto.
From 1951 to 1952, he served as Chairman of the NATO Council and then from 1952 to 1953, Lester Pearson became President of the United Nations General Assembly.
Pearson became Canada's fourteenth Prime Minister in 1963 for the Liberal Party of Canada.
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