Vincent Massey Biography

Charles Vincent Massey PC CH CC CD FRSC was a Canadian lawyer and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada, the 18th since Canadian Confederation.

Massey was born into an influential Toronto family and was educated in Ontario and England, obtaining a degree in law and befriending future prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King while studying at the University of Oxford. He was commissioned into the military in 1917 for the remainder of the First World War and, after a brief stint in the Canadian Cabinet, began his diplomatic career, serving in envoys to the United States and United Kingdom. Upon his return to Canada in 1946, Massey headed a royal commission on the arts between 1949 and 1951, which resulted in the Massey Report and subsequently the establishment of the National Library of Canada and the Canada Council of the Arts, amongst other grant-giving agencies. He was in 1952 appointed as governor general by King George VI, on the recommendation of Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, to replace the Viscount Alexander of Tunis as viceroy, and he occupied the post until succeeded by Georges Vanier in 1959. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Vincent Massey
Full Name:
Charles Vincent Massey
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
Religion:
Anglicanism, Methodism, United Church of Canada
Date of Birth:
February 20, 1887
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
December 30, 1967
Age at Death:
80
Marriages
Vincent Massey Timeline
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