William Lyon Mackenzie King | Brief Biography

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William Lyon Mackenzie King | Brief Biography

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William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King | Brief Biography

William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was the 10th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from December 29, 1921, to June 28, 1926, and again from September 25, 1926, to August 7, 1930, and finally from October 23, 1935, until his retirement on November 15, 1948.

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, King studied law at the University of Toronto and was a scholar of economics at the University of Chicago. He entered politics in 1900, serving as a member of the Canadian House of Commons and then as the Minister of Labor from 1909 to 1911. In 1919, King became the leader of the Liberal Party and was appointed Prime Minister by King George V in 1921.

As Prime Minister, King focused on social and economic reforms, including the creation of old-age pensions and the establishment of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also played a crucial role in the negotiations that led to the Statute of Westminster in 1931, which granted full autonomy to Canada and the other British Dominions.

King’s time in office was marked by the Great Depression, which he faced with a combination of spending cuts and public works projects aimed at boosting the economy. He also dealt with several international events, including World War II, which he entered in 1939 after much hesitation. King’s handling of the war effort earned him praise, and he was reelected to a record five consecutive terms as Prime Minister.

After retiring from politics, Lyon Mackenzie wrote his memoirs, “Industry and Humanity,” in which he reflected on his life and career. He died in 1950 at the age of 75.

Lyon Mackenzie is considered one of Canada’s greatest Prime Ministers, and his legacy includes a number of important reforms that shaped the country’s political and social landscape. He remains an influential figure in Canadian history, and his commitment to social justice and democracy continues to inspire future generations of Canadians. 0 0 0.

N.B. The article ‘Lyon Mackenzie’ originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to Men of Letters‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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