Subseries 1.2 - King/Bezeau correspondence

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King/Bezeau correspondence

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1.2

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  • 1911-1949 (Creation)
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    Bezeau, C. Mortimer
  • 1911-1949 (Creation)
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    King, William Lyon Mackenzie

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12 cm of textual records

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(1871-1964)

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C. Mortimer Bezeau (1871-1964) was a politician in Kitchener, Ontario and a long-standing member of the Liberal Party. He held positions in local government in 1925-1926 and 1928, and was mayor of Kitchener from 1931-1932. Bezeau made many contributions to the 'Letter to the Editor' portions of The Globe and Mail regarding various political matters and opinions. Throughout William Lyon Mackenzie King's career the two men corresponded via typed or handwritten letters and exchanged gifts. C. Mortimer Bezeau died in 1964 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario.

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(1847-1950)

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was Canada's longest serving Prime Minister with a total of 22 years (1921-1930 and 1935-1948). King was born in Berlin, Ontario (present day Kitchener) on December 17, 1874. He graduated from the University of Toronto and went on to study economics at Harvard and Chicago University. In 1900 King was named Canada's first Deputy Minister of Labour, and became Minister of Labour in 1909. In 1921 King was elected Prime Minster of Canada. King was a member of the Liberal Party of Parliament for over 30 years, 22 of those years were spent as Prime Minister of Canada. William Lyon Mackenzie King died on July 22, 1950 in Kingsmere, Quebec.

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This subseries consists of correspondence between Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and C. Mortimer Bezeau. Also contains other correspondence. Letters from King to Bezeau are originals. They are usually typewritten and signed, but some letters are handwritten. Letters from Bezeau are carbon copies or copies.

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