Louis St. Laurent Biography

Louis Stephen St. Laurent, PC, CC, QC, was the 12th Prime Minister of Canada, from 15 November 1948 to 21 June 1957. He was a Liberal with a strong base in the Catholic francophone community, from which base he had long mobilised support to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. His foreign policy initiatives transformed Canada from an isolationism with little role in world affairs to an active "middle power." St. Laurent was an enthusiastic proponent of Canada's joining NATO in 1949 to fight Communist totalitarianism, overcoming opposition from some intellectuals, the far left, and many French Canadians. The contrast with Mackenzie King was not dramatic – they agreed on most policies. St. Laurent had more hatred of communism, and less fear of the United States. He was neither an idealist nor a bookish intellectual, but a “eminently moderate, cautious conservative man....and a strong Canadian nationalist.” Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Louis St. Laurent
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
February 1, 1882
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
July 25, 1973
Age at Death:
91
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