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Right Honourable Arthur Meighen 1874-1960

Right Honourable Arthur Meighen 1874-1960

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

Right Honourable Arthur Meighen 1874-1960

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Right Honourable Arthur Meighen 1874-1960

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Perth
The Township of Perth South
In Anderson, on the southeast corner of Line 10 and Road 151

Coordinates: N 43 18.892 W 81 14.638


Plaque Text

Born on a farm near here, Meighen graduated from the University of Toronto in 1896, and in 1902 moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, to practice law. In 1908 he was elected to the federal parliament as Conservative member for that riding. He served successively as solicitor-general, secretary of state and minister of the interior under Sir Robert Borden, whom he succeeded as prime minister from 1920 to 1921. He again served briefly as prime minister in 1926. Leader of the opposition 1921-1926, he excelled as an orator and debater. Appointed to the senate in 1932, he resigned in 1942 to contest South York riding, was defeated and retired from politics.



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> Posted September 19, 2011
A lifetime in service to our nation.

> Posted January 8, 2011
Arthur Meighen was a great prime minister.

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