Joe Clark Biography

Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark, PC CC AOE is a Canadian statesman, businessman, writer, and university professor, and former journalist and politician. He served as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980.

Despite his relative inexperience, Clark rose quickly in federal politics, entering the House of Commons in the 1972 election and winning the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976. He came to power in the 1979 election, defeating the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau and ending sixteen continuous years of Liberal rule. Taking office the day before his 40th birthday, Clark is the youngest person to become Prime Minister. His tenure was brief as he only won a minority government, and it was defeated on a motion of non-confidence. Clark's Progressive Conservative Party subsequently lost the 1980 election and Clark the leadership of the party in 1983.

He returned to prominence in 1984 as a senior cabinet minister in Brian Mulroney's cabinet, retiring from politics after not standing for re-election for the House of Commons in 1993. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joe Clark
Full Name:
Charles Joseph Clark
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Politician, Journalist, Businessperson, Statesman, Writer, Professor
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1939 (80)
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
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Joe Clark Timeline
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