Lester Pearson


Lester B. Pearson lived from 1897-1972. He was born on April 23 1897, in
Newtonbrooke Ontario (now part of Toronto). He died on December 27 1972. He
was born the son of a Methodist parson. As a child he worked very hard in
school, and he became one of the minority of high school graduates who went on
to college.

In his studies he went to Victoria College and the Methodist College inside the
University of Toronto. In his free time he played hockey and baseball. He then
became a medical doctor in the Royal Flying Corps. He was Private Pearson in
the Canadian Army Medical Corps. This took him to numerous foreign countries
from 1915-1917. When he returned he went to Oxford University ...

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so he ground away at the ungrateful task of articling for
law. After a week he decided that business was more promising. He worked at a
number of places but in the end he decided to teach at the University of Toronto.


He taught history in the University of Toronto from 1924-1928. All his students
said he was a very unique teacher. In March 1924 one of his students, Maryon
Moody decided to ensure getting her degree by becoming engaged to her teacher.
And it worked. On August 22, 1925 Lester Pearson and Maryon Moody got married
in Winnipeg. From there on they lived just outside of Toronto. Later he signed
up for a position in The Canadian External Affairs Department. The government
officials at first thought he had some sort of mental disorder due to the way he
dressed and acted. In 1928 he got a position in the Canadian Department of
External Affairs despite their beliefs. At the time Pearson had a very important
position because Canada had finally achieved a feeling of ...

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