John Diefenbaker

13th Prime Minister of Canada (1895-1979)

John George Diefenbaker PC CH QC FRSC FRSA (September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada from June 21, 1957 to April 22, 1963.

John Diefenbaker

13th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
June 21, 1957 – April 22, 1963
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralVincent Massey
Georges Vanier
Preceded byLouis St. Laurent
Succeeded byLester Pearson
Personal details
John George Diefenbaker

(1895-09-18)September 18, 1895
Neustadt, Ontario, Canada
DiedAugust 16, 1979(1979-08-16) (aged 83)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Cause of deathHeart attack
Resting placeOutside the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Alma materUniversity of Saskatchewan (BA, MA, LLB)
SignatureA scrawled "J Diefenbaker"
Military service
Nickname(s)"Dief", "The Chief"
Allegiance Canada
Branch/serviceCanadian Army
Years of service1916–17
Unit196th Battalion
Battles/warsWorld War I

Diefenbaker was known for his passing laws meant to reduce racial discrimination.