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Product Tag: William Lyon Mackenzie-King (Canada 1874-1950)

Born in Berlin (Kitchener) in 1874 to John King & Isabel Grace Mackenzie, Grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie, 1st Mayor of Toronto and leader of the Upper Canada Rebellion; Mackenzie-King held 5 University degrees: University of Toronto, BA (1895); U of T LL.B (1896); U of T, MA (1897; University of Chicago; Harvard University, MA in Political Economy (1898), and PhD (1909);  elected to Parliament as a Liberal (1908, 1909) and Canada’s 1st Minister of Labour. In 1911 he headed the Department of Industrial Relations at the Rockefeller Foundation and was advisor to John D. Rockefeller Jr during the Ludlow massacre (1914) where he would retain a salary and close ties until 1919. In 1919 he was elected President of the Liberal Party and embarked on a successful campaign to be Prime Minister, a position he would win and hold from 1921 to 1930 & 1935 to 1948. To this day Mackenzie-King is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history with a total of 21 years and 154 days in office. (Wikipedia: William Lyon Mackenzie-King)

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