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Oscar Douglas Skelton 1878-1941

Oscar Douglas Skelton

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted July, 2012

Oscar Douglas Skelton

Photo from Google Street View ©2012 Google - Posted July, 2012

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
In the Lester B. Pearson Building at 125 Sussex Drive
on the ground floor at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall
in the west hallway

Coordinates: N 45 26.198 W 75 41.783


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Plaque Text

Born in Orangeville, Ontario, Skelton attended Queen's University and was a professor there from 1907 until 1924, publishing in that time many books and articles on Canadian history, economics and politics. He left Queen's to join the young Department of External Affairs which he organized on an enduring basis, thereby making his most significant contribution to Canada. Skelton advised three prime ministers, Meighen, King and Bennett, on foreign policy, advocating an independent Canadian position distinct from that of Britain.

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