Discrete Item F02779 - [Speeches by J. W. Pickersgill]

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[Speeches by J. W. Pickersgill]

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CA ON00239 F02779

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  • 1953-1955 (Creation)
    Pickersgill, John Whitney

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0.01 m of textual records

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(23 Jun. 1905-14 Nov. 1997)

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John Whitney "Jack" Pickersgill, PC CC (June 23, 1905 – November 14, 1997) was a Canadian civil servant and politician. He was born in Ontario, but was raised in Manitoba. He was the Clerk for the Canadian Government's Privy Council in the early 1950s. He was first elected to federal parliament in 1953, representing a Newfoundland electoral district, and serving in prime minister Louis St. Laurent's cabinet. In the mid-1960s, he served again in cabinet, this time under prime minister Lester B. Pearson. He resigned from parliament in 1967 to become the president of the Canadian Transport Commission. He was awarded the highest level of the Order of Canada in 1970. In his later years he wrote books on Canadian history. He died in 1997 in Ottawa.

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Items are three speeches by J.W. Pickersgill, as well as clippings relating to Pickersgill.

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  • English

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2999 (Pickersgill)

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  • Folder: 2999 (Pickersgill)