Lester B. Pearson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 23, 1897

Death Date

Dec 27, 1972

Age of Death

75 years

Cause of Death

Cancer

Place of Death

Dec 27, 1972

Profession

Politician

The politician Lester B. died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968 who won the Nobel Prize for Peace for organizing a response to the Suez Crisis. He actively opposed the Vietnam War and helped keep Canada a non-belligerent country during the crisis.

His wife Maryon was known for her sharp tongue and humorous public statements.

Quotes

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“The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.” (Lester B. Pearson)

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“I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award.” (Lester B. Pearson)

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“As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.” (Lester B. Pearson)

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“And I have lived since – as you have – in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.” (Lester B. Pearson)

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“I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to participate in that work as a representative of my country, Canada, whose people have, I think, shown their devotion to peace.” (Lester B. Pearson)