Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Fall
Field Trip:
Ukrainian
Settlement


Manitoba
History

No. 83


This Old
Grain
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: John G. Diefenbaker (1895-1979)

Politician.

Born in Grey County, Ontario on 18 September 1895. After serving in World War I, he practiced law in Saskatchewan. Elected to the House of Commons in 1940, he became leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1956 and served as Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963. He resigned as party leader in 1967. He was Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan from 1969 until his death on 16 August 1979, in Ottawa.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Sir John A. Macdonald
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 25, 1968-69 Season

Page revised: 3 August 2008

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.