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  Robert Stanfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Stanfield, PC, QC, BA, LL.B (April 11, 1914–December 16, 2003) was Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
Stanfield was born to wealthy parents in Truro, Nova Scotia, of Stanfield's underwear fame.
In 1948, Stanfield was elected leader of the party, and began the long process to revive the party, culminating in a majority victory in 1956, their first in decades.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Stanfield   (861 words)

 Stanfield, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stanfield is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon.
Originally named Foster, Stanfield is named after Sen. Robert N. Stanfield who purchased the area for use as the headquarters of his extensive sheep and wool enterprises.
With the development of an irrigation system serving the lands around Stanfield, Sen. Stanfield joined with a developer to subdivide the area and create the town of Stanfield, operating excursion trains to bring interested buyers to Stanfield to see the lots that were being offered for sale.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stanfield,_Oregon   (521 words)

 Blog of Death: Robert Stanfield
Robert Lorne Stanfield, the conservative leader who was known among colleagues as "the greatest prime minister Canada never had," died on Dec. 16.
Stanfield was elected leader of the party in 1948 and began working to increase its participation in the political process.
Stanfield achieved an international reputation in 1979 when he relinquished his Commons seat to serve as Canada's representative to the Middle East and North Africa.
www.blogofdeath.com /archives/000703.html   (237 words)

 Guardian | Robert Stanfield
Stanfield was an old-fashioned Tory, born in Truro, Nova Scotia, and heir to a local knitwear business, famous for its long johns.
Stanfield himself never learned French, and, in 1972, when the Tories took 107 seats to the Liberals' 109, the election was lost in Quebec, where the Liberals won 56 seats to the Tories' two.
Stanfield resigned in 1976, when his second wife, Mary, was dying of cancer.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4824795-103684,00.html   (586 words)

 USATODAY.com - Robert Stanfield, Canadian leader, dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stanfield died Tuesday at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa after a lengthy illness, said Lowell Murray, a Canadian senator who was a longtime friend.
Stanfield was a successful premier of Nova Scotia from 1956 to 1967, but his slow speaking style, which belied his sharp wit, did not translate well onto the national scene.
After relinquishing his Commons seat in 1979, Stanfield became Canada's representative to the Middle East and North Africa until 1980, and was chairman of The Commonwealth Foundation from 1987 to 1991.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-12-17-obit-stanfield_x.htm   (445 words)

 Chatham This Week, Chatham, ON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Stanfield is considered by many Conservatives (including this one) as the best prime minister we never had.
Robert Stanfield, as premier of Nova Scotia, was chosen over the other 250 or so studied.
Canadians should reflect on Robert Stanfield’s passing that there ARE people of independent means who go into politics for positive motives -- to improve the situation in their province or their country, and that there are people who demonstrate high integrity and decency and sacrifice in public life.
www.chathamthisweek.com /story.php?id=85076   (273 words)

 canadaeast.com - TP E-Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stanfield - and they say he showed political courage when he refused to endorse former Moncton mayor Leonard Jones as Progressive Conservative candidate in the Moncton riding in the 1974 federal election.
Stanfield resigned as PC leader in 1976 when the party chose Joe Clark from Alberta as his successor and did not run in the 1979 election.
Stanfield was a gold medallist from Harvard Law School, and he was not a fool.
canadaeast.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031218/TPEBRIEF/312180002   (916 words)

 Quorum Review: The Party That Stanfield Rebuilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stanfield’s partisan vessel was initially commissioned as the Nova Scotia Liberal-Conservative Party, and later re-commissioned as the Nova Scotia Conservative Party.
He observed that “the younger Stanfield had aroused sufficient enthusiasm among both the young Conservatives and the senior party” so as to prompt senior party officials to call a special meeting, which soon decided to suspend the work of the leadership committee in favour of the work done by Stanfield’s young committees.
Joyce Stanfield died tragically in the summer when her car skidded off the road as she was returning from a day at the beach with their three oldest children.
www.quorumreview.ca /qr0103/stanfield.htm   (2732 words)

 Adam Daifallah's Musings: 12/14/2003 - 12/20/2003
The death of Robert Stanfield, who led the federal Tory party from 1967-1976, symbolizes the end of an era in politics.
Stanfield was undoubtedly a well-intentioned and decent men; I've never heard of anyone who knew him speak ill of him.
We wrote about Stanfield on the National Post editorial page today, and my views on him are pretty much summed up in that piece.
www.daifallah.com /2003_12_14_archive.htm   (532 words)

 .View Speech.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Stanfield was - and remains - a Nova Scotian legend.
Robert Stanfield, in good times and bad, stayed positive...He kept perspective on the things he was thankful for.
Robert Stanfield did so much to put our province ‘on the map’, through his dignity and hard work he showed the rest of Canada the true qualities of Nova Scotians.
www.gov.ns.ca /legislature/pccaucus/pages/viewspeech.asp?id=41   (796 words)

 Robert Stanfield wins PC leadership - "On This Day" - CBC Archives
Robert Stanfield makes his start in federal politics with a political convention and a banana.
It referred to Stanfield's appeal with Canadians — they admired the Conservative leader for being stable and reliable — and for being unlike his charismatic Liberal opponent Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Stanfield also had a long run as premier of Nova Scotia, from 1956-1967.
archives.cbc.ca /400d.asp?id=1-73-980-5568-11   (418 words)

 Texas Judiciary Online - HTML Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
          Brenda Stanfield filed for divorce from her husband, Robert Stanfield, and the trial court granted the divorce.
Robert filed a response and a cross-petition requesting that Brenda be ordered to pay child support to him.
The trial court then determined Robert’s net monthly resources at that time to be $7,171.58 and established a ratio based on these findings.
www.1stcoa.courts.state.tx.us /opinions/HTMLopinion.asp?OpinionID=82477   (1371 words)

 CTV.ca | Halifax terminal named for Robert Stanfield
Stanfield, who died in 2003 at the age of 89, was fondly remembered at the ceremony by his family and colleagues.
Anne Stanfield said she was touched by the recognition but noted the irony in selection of the terminal.
Gerry Doucet, one of the last surviving members of Stanfield's provincial cabinet, was at the airport for the ceremony.
ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1126299558488_38/?hub=Canada   (484 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Robert Stanfield
Robert Stanfield will be remembered by many as "the best prime minister Canada never had." Two seats kept the Conservative leader from becoming Canada's 15th prime minister in the 1972 election, when the Tories took 107 seats versus the Liberals' 109.
In 1975, Stanfield announced he would give up the leadership, clearing the way for Joe Clark to lead the party.
Stanfield said he had no regrets, no secret anguish and he kept his priorities in order.
www.cbc.ca /news/obit/stanfield   (509 words)

 OttawaWatch: The legacy of the two Roberts -- Stanfield and Thompson
National Socred leader Robert Thompson became Stanfield's national campaign chair in the 1972 election, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory for the Tories.
Robert Thompson was a small, stubby man who, by contrast, was a somewhat larger-than-life figure in the evangelical Christian communities of British Columbia and Alberta.
Stanfield, from the east, was the stronger partner in the coming together of the Socreds and the Tories.
www.canadianchristianity.com /cgi-bin/na.cgi?nationalupdates/040101ottawawatch   (1593 words)

 David Frum's Diary on National Review Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stanfield was a man of many quiet personal virtues.
Stanfield refused to make an issue of Trudeau’s pro-Quebec policies — and so managed to convert certain victory into a cliffhanger: the Liberals won one more seat than the Conservatives, struck a deal with the left-wing New Democratic party, and Trudeau returned to power.
Stanfield’s inability to seize and use opportunities inflicted seven unearned years of Trudeauism on Canada.
frum.nationalreview.com /archives/12192003.asp   (1069 words)

 Macleans.ca | Top Stories | Politics | 'The Best PM We Never Had'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Stanfield's top priority was Canadian unity and appealing to Quebecers to participate in the national enterprise
His many admirers insist Stanfield was "the best prime minister we never had." And when he died last week in Ottawa at 89, he was eulogized for his decency in public life, his commitment to Quebec's role in Confederation and a Burkean view of social policies that defies the prevailing neo-conservatism.
Stanfield, who was not averse to a belt of good rum or a tall tale, was effective in small groups and at private occasions.
www.macleans.ca /topstories/politics/article.jsp?content=20031229_72484_72484   (607 words)

 Stanfield-Image,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OTTAWA (CP) - It was the defining photo of Robert Stanfield's career in federal politics: awkwardly knock-kneed, hands crossed, grimacing as a football slipped between his knotted fingers.
On May 30, 1974, Stanfield's campaign plane touched down for refueling in North Bay, Ont., midway through a marathon 23 hours of electioneering that took Stanfield and his media posse from Halifax to Vancouver.
The Stanfield picture caused much bitterness in Tory ranks - Ball maintains he was ditched in Thunder Bay, Ont., by Joe Clark's campaign team in the 1979 election - but Stanfield himself never held a grudge.
www.cp.org /english/online/full/media/031217/X121734AU.html   (1018 words)

 Stanfield, Robert Lorne on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
STANFIELD, ROBERT LORNE [Stanfield, Robert Lorne] 1914-2003, Canadian political leader.
A lawyer, he became (1948) leader of the Progressive Conservative party in Nova Scotia, entered the provincial legislature (1949), and served (1956-67) as Nova Scotia's premier.
Robert Stanfield, former leader of Canada's Conservative part, dies at 89
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/StanfldR1.asp   (177 words)

 CBC News: Former Tory leader Robert Stanfield remembered as man of 'great warmth, humility'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Throughout his career, Robert Stanfield stood tall on the strength of his conviction and integrity and worked tirelessly and sincerely to improve the circumstance of his fellow citizens," Prime Minister Paul Martin said.
Stanfield served as federal Conservative opposition leader from 1967 to 1976.
Stanfield succeeded John Diefenbaker as leader after a bitter internal fight, but ran into the phenomenon of Trudeaumania in 1968.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/12/17/stanfield_obit031217   (626 words)

 CTV.ca | Former Tory leader Robert Stanfield dies
Though Stanfield never led his party to victory, his legacy remains of a man of honesty, integrity, and deep intelligence.
Stanfield acknowledged that while he was successful in provincial politics, he had little chance against Trudeaumania.
Stanfield was born into the Stanfield knitwear family and studied law at Dalhousie University.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1071668338063_7?hub=TopStories   (608 words)

 Halifax International Airport Authority
Stanfield and doing so in a way he would have appreciated, consistent with the wishes of his family.
Born in Truro in 1914, Robert Stanfield served Nova Scotians and Canadians as a provincial and federal legislator for 30 years.
"Robert Stanfield never sought, and indeed often respectfully declined, public honours for his service to his fellow Nova Scotians and Canadians," said Senator Lowell Murray on behalf of the Stanfield family.
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 Canada - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They remained in office until 1911, when their policy of establishing a reciprocal trade agreement with the USA was defeated and the Conservatives under Robert Borden were returned.
Robert Borden was succeeded by Arthur Meighen as premier in 1920, but his Conservative ministry soon fell, and W L Mackenzie King, a Liberal, became premier (December 1921) and held office till 1926.
Robert Stanfield, a lean and phlegmatic Nova Scotian, won the Progressive Conservative leadership contest, and Pierre Trudeau, an attractive and dynamic young lawyer from Montréal who had joined the party in 1965, won the Liberal leadership.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Canada   (4111 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stanfield, who died Tuesday in Ottawa at 89, was exceedingly decent, honest, intelligent, witty, and decisive -- though never a match in the charisma department for his nemesis, the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau, they said.
She cited the famous photo of Stanfield fumbling a football while playing catch with reporters, even though he was athletic and caught the previous tosses his way, and another unflattering shot of him eating a banana.
"Stanfield was a remarkable man. He had a very clear intellectual capacity, but he had something else and that was wisdom," Fraser said.
www.canada.ru /cgi-win/htforum?open=1071770784_914034   (555 words)

 Stanfield, Robert Lorne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He became leader of the Nova Scotia Conservatives in 1948 and was elected to the legislature in 1949.
It was hoped that he could bring the federal Conservatives to power as he had the Nova Scotia Conservatives.
But Stanfield remained leader of the opposition and never became prime minister.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /PrinterFriendly.cfm?Params=J1ARTJ0007653   (219 words)

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