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William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950

William Lyon Mackenzie King

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

William Lyon Mackenzie King

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

William Lyon Mackenzie King

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Kitchener
On the grounds of Woodside National Historic Site
on Spring Valley Road west off Wellington Street North
on the path from the parking lot to the house

Coordinates: N 43 27.871 W 80 28.831


Plaque Text

Mackenzie King, grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie, was born in Berlin, now Kitchener, Ontario. As a public servant he organized the Department of Labour, and was recognized as an authority on industrial relations. Entering politics in 1908, he became leader of the Liberal Party in 1919, Prime Minister in 1921, and except for three months in 1926, and the years 1930-1935, remained in office until his retirement in 1948. His great skill in compromise enabled him to maintain the political balance among Canada's peoples and regions. He died at Kingsmere, Québec, and was buried in Toronto.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King, 1874-1950

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William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950



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