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Joe Clark

16th Prime Minister of Canada

Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark (born June 5, 1939) is a politician from Canada. He served as Canada's Prime Minister from 1979-1980. He was elected Prime Minister when he was 40 years old, making him the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history.[1]


Joe Clark

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Clark campaigning during the 1979 federal election
16th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
June 4, 1979 – March 3, 1980
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralEdward Schreyer
Preceded byPierre Trudeau
Succeeded byPierre Trudeau
Leader of the Opposition
In office
March 4, 1980 – February 1, 1983
Prime MinisterPierre Trudeau
Preceded byPierre Trudeau
Succeeded byErik Nielsen
In office
February 22, 1976 – June 3, 1979
Prime MinisterPierre Trudeau
Preceded byRobert Stanfield
Succeeded byPierre Trudeau
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
In office
November 14, 1998 – May 31, 2003
Preceded byElsie Wayne (Interim)
Succeeded byPeter MacKay
In office
February 22, 1976 – February 19, 1983
Preceded byRobert Stanfield
Succeeded byErik Nielsen (Interim)
President of the Privy Council
In office
April 21, 1991 – June 24, 1993
Prime MinisterBrian Mulroney
Preceded byDon Mazankowski
Succeeded byPierre Blais
Secretary of State for External Affairs
In office
September 17, 1984 – April 20, 1991
Prime MinisterBrian Mulroney
Preceded byJean Chrétien
Succeeded byBarbara McDougall
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rocky Mountain
In office
January 4, 1973 – March 26, 1979
Preceded byAllen Sulatycky
Succeeded byRiding abolished
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Yellowhead
In office
May 22, 1979 – September 8, 1993
Preceded byRiding established
Succeeded byCliff Breitkreuz
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kings—Hants
In office
September 11, 2000 – October 22, 2000
Preceded byScott Brison
Succeeded byScott Brison
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Centre
In office
November 27, 2000 – June 28, 2004
Preceded byEric Lowther
Succeeded byLee Richardson
Personal details
Born
Charles Joseph Clark

(1939-06-05) June 5, 1939 (age 80)
High River, Alberta, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Maureen McTeer
ChildrenCatherine Clark
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
OccupationJournalist, Businessman, Professor
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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Joe Clark". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 30 September 2016.