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Newton W. Rowell papers
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- King, William Lyon Mackenzie
- Rowell, Newton W.
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2 cm of textual records
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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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Newton Wesley Rowell (1867-1941) was born in Avra, Ontario on November 1, 1867. Rowell was leader of the Ontario Liberal Party from 1911 to 1917 but moved to the Unionist government as a result of the Conscription Crisis in 1917. Rowell left his positions with the government in 1921 in lieu of other opportunities. He retired in 1938 due to his failing health. Rowell died in Toronto, Ontario on November 22, 1941.
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This series contains correspondence between William Lyon Mackenzie King and Newton W. Rowell about the Liberal Party and the political situation in 1926. Letters from King to Rowell are originals that are typed and signed. Letters from Rowell to King are unsigned carbon copies.