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Arthur Meighen

9th Prime Minister of Canada

Arthur Meighen PC QC (/ˈmən/; 16 June 1874 – 5 August 1960) was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the ninth prime minister of Canada, in office from July 1920 to December 1921 and again from June to September 1926.


Arthur Meighen

Former PM Arthur Meighen.jpg
9th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
29 June 1926 – 25 September 1926
MonarchGeorge V
Governor GeneralThe Lord Byng of Vimy
Preceded byW. L. Mackenzie King
Succeeded byW. L. Mackenzie King
In office
10 July 1920 – 29 December 1921
MonarchGeorge V
Governor-GeneralThe Duke of Devonshire
The Lord Byng of Vimy
Preceded byRobert Borden
Succeeded byW. L. Mackenzie King
Personal details
Born(1874-06-16)16 June 1874
St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
Died5 August 1960(1960-08-05) (aged 86)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Resting placeSt. Marys Cemetery,
St. Marys, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Political partyConservative (1908–1917, 1922–1942)
Unionist (1917–1922)
Progressive Conservative (1942–1960)
Spouse(s)
Isabel Cox (m. 1904)
ChildrenTheodore Meighen
Maxwell Meighen
Lillian Meighen Wright
RelativesMichael Meighen (grandson)
EducationMathematics (B.A., 1896)
Law (LL.D., 1902)
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Osgoode Hall Law School
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