“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
John G. Diefenbaker (Canadian Statesman)
Date of Birth:
18 September 1895
Date of Death:
August 16, 1979
John George Diefenbaker PC CH QC FRSC FRSA was the thirteenth Prime Minister of Canada . The man from Prince Albert during his 6 years as Prime Minister established the Canadian Bill of Rights, Royal Commission on Health Services Agricultural Rehabilitation and Development Act, the National Productivity Council , and extended franchise to all aboriginal peoples. As a criminal defence lawyer, he established his reputation. During his 11 year tenure as leader of the Progressive Conservative party, he served five of those years as leader of the opposition.
Diefenbaker was known by several nicknames during his career, "J.G.D." and "The Leader" , but most affectionately as "Dief the Chief" or simply "the Chief".