The Right Hon. Lester Bowles Pearson, P.C., C.C., O.M., O.B.E.

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1897-04-23

Place of Birth:  Newtonbrook, Ontario, Canada

Deceased Date (yyyy-mm-dd):  1972-12-27 (75 years old)
Cause of Death:  cancer
Place of Burial:  Maclaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec, Canada

Profession | Occupation:  professor, diplomat, senior public servant, author

Notes: Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1957.

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 7,183 days (19 years, 7 months, 30 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1958-03-31 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1948-10-25
(By-Election)
Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1963-04-08 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1957-06-10 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1962-06-18 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1965-11-08 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1953-08-10 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1949-06-27 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1948-09-10 - 1968-06-24
Prime Minister of Canada
Portfolio Term
Prime Minister 1963-04-22 - 1968-04-19
Minister
Portfolio Term
Secretary of State for External Affairs 1948-09-10 - 1957-06-20
Leader of the Official Opposition
Portfolio Term
Leader of the Official Opposition 1958-01-16 - 1963-04-21
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Estimates Member 24th Parliament, 1st Session
(1958-05-12 - 1958-09-06)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 1st Session
(1958-05-12 - 1958-09-06)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1959-01-15 - 1959-07-18)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 4th Session
(1960-11-17 - 1961-09-29)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1960-01-14 - 1960-08-10)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 5th Session
(1962-01-18 - 1962-04-19)
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 23rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1957-10-14 - 1958-02-01)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 23rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1957-10-14 - 1958-02-01)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 21st Parliament, 2nd Session
(1950-02-16 - 1950-06-30)
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Liberal Party of Canada Party Leader 1958-01-16 - 1968-04-05

Federal Public Office

Departmental Deputy Minister
Function Ministry Term
Deputy Minister External Affairs 1946-09-04 - 1948

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Royal Flying Corps

Was invalided home in 1918.
Flying Officer 1917 - 1918
University of Toronto Hospital Unit Medical Orderly 1914 - 1915
World War I, 1914-1918 Participant   -  
Canadian Army Medical Corps

Served overseas as a Private and Lieutenant.
Member 1915 - 1917

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Daughter-in-law Landon Pearson
(Senator)
1930-11-16  

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Words and occasions: an anthology of speeches and articles selected from his papers. [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press; xiv, 296 p. [c1970]

Canada en las Americas. Revista de la Habana. 56:7 [1947]

Review of some recent developments in international affairs. External Affairs. 2:123-34 Apr. 1950

The crisis in the Middle East, October-December 1956. Ottawa: Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery; 29 p. 1957

Federalism for the future. In: Canadian federalism: myth or reality / edited by J. Peter Meekison. 2nd ed. Toronto: Methuen; p. 156-66. [1971]

Where is North America going?. In: Fourth seminar on Canadian-American relations at Assumption University of Windsor: November 8, 9, 10, 1962 … Seminar on Canadian-American Relations (4th: 1962: Assumption University of Windsor). [Windsor, Ont.]: Assumption University of Windsor; p. [1]-11. 1962?

The development of Canadian foreign policy. External Affairs. 3:339-43 Oct. 1951

The new face of diplomacy. In: Perspectives on peace, 1910-1960. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.. London: Stevens; p. 121-34. [1960]

Where do we go from here?. [Minneapolis]: University of Minnesota Press; 20 p [1957]

Prime and other ministers [Archival material from 1948]. Bout de Papier. 17 (1):46 Spring 2000

Canada looks down north. Foreign Affairs. 24:638-47 July 1946

International law and international politics. External Affairs. 18:387-93 Sept. 1966

A measured defense for the West. Orbis. 1:428-34 Jan. 1958

The control of proliferation: three views / papers delivered by Sir Solly Zuckermann, Ambassador Alva Myrdal and the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson. London: Institute for Strategic Studies; 26 p. 1966

The development of Canadian foreign policy. External Affairs. 3:377-80 Nov. 1951

Peace in the family of man. Toronto; New York: Oxford University Press; 104 p. 1969

NATO and North American defense: suggestion that a NATO military command responsible for the defense of the North American continent be instituted. Western World. p. 11-14 Sept. 1957

The Commonwealth, 1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 32 p. 1971

The face of the world in 1965.. External Affairs. 17:82-7 Mar. 1965

International economic co-operation in a changing world. Australian Outlook. 23:111-119 August 1969

NATO: retrospect and prospects. International Journal. 14 (2):79-86 Spring 1959

NATO and a changing Europe. Atlantic Community Quarterly. 6:5-16 Spring 1968

Introduction. In: The Liberal Party. Pickersgill, J.W.. [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart; xiii, 146 p. c1962

Keeping the peace. In: The quest for peace: the Dag Hammarskjöld memorial lectures / edited by Andrew W. Cordier and Wilder Foote.. New York: Columbia University Press; p. [99]-117. 1965

The next decade in world affairs. General Electric Company. Defense Quarterly. [s.l.: s.n.; s.d.]

A democracia na politica mundial. Rio de Janeiro: Edicoes Caravela Ltda.; 77 p. [1958]

Freedom and change. Queen's Quarterly. 76:18-28 Spring 1969

The crisis of development. New York: Praeger Publishers; published for the Council on Foreign Relations; viii, 117 p. 1970

The crisis in the Middle East, January-March, 1957. Ottawa: Queen's Printer; 39 p. 1957

The new approach - through cooperation. Commonwealth Journal. 12:23-35 Feb. 1969

Papamacarajakiyalalo praja svamakam. Vijayawada: Hamsa Publications; 128 p. [1958]

Ulaka araciyalil jananayakam. Madras: Tamil Chudar Nilayam; 175 p. [1957]

Canadian policy in the present international crisis. External Affairs. 2:437-40 Dec. 1950

Canada and the post-war world. Canadian Affairs. [Ottawa: Wartime Information Board; 1 ( 6): 1944]

Co-operation and unity in the English-speaking world. External Affairs. 5: 360-2 Dec. 1953

Force for the United Nations. Foreign Affairs. 35:395-404 Apr. 1957

Toward effective international law: law must work independently of politics in order to be effective politically and thereby ensure justice and progress to all of humanity. American Bar Association Journal. 52:1017-20 Nov. 1966

A critical evaluation of the United Nations. Vancouver: University of British Columbia; 55 p. 1961

Changing Canadian federalism. In: Canadian federalism: myth or reality / edited by J. Peter Meekison. Torontlo: Methuen; p. 406-12. [1968]

Politique mondiale et démocratie / traduit de l'anglais par Nicole Bogliolo. Paris: La Colombe, Ed. du Vieux colombier; 152 p. [1958]

The four faces of peace. In: Peace / edited by Frederick W. Haberman; published for the Nobel Foundation. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier Publ. Co; 3:119-47. 1972

The winds of change. In: The promise of world tensions / edited by Harlan Cleveland. Conference on World Tensions (1960: University of Chicago). New York: Macmillan; p. 137-40. 1961

La crise du Moyen-Orient, janvier-mars 1957. Ottawa: Impr. de la Reine; 40 p. 1957

Some thoughts on Canadian external relations. Canadian Historical Association. Report of the Annual meeting. 33 (1):69-76 [1954]

The four faces of peace. Progressive. 22:7-11 Feb. 1958

After the Paris debacle. Foreign Affairs. 38:537-46 July 1960

The four faces of peace and the international outlook / statements selected and edited by Sherleigh G. Pierson. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; xv, 267 p. [1964]

Préface. In: Le prince et les lépreux. Lachance, Lise.. [Montréal]: Editions La Presse; 156 p. [c1972]

Lokasahi ani jagatik rajakaran. Bombay: Vora; 112 p. [1958]

Foreword. In: Restless nations: a study of world tensions and development. Conference on Tensions in Development, 1961.. New York: Dodd, Mead; 217 p. 1962

Reconsidering the place of educational media. Prospects. 2 (1):28-33 Spring 1972

Middle East. External Affairs. 9:133-43 Apr. 1957

Good neighbourhood. Foreign Affairs. 43 (2):251-61 Jan. 1965

Diplomacy in the nuclear age. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press; vi, 114 p. [1969, c1959]

Visvarajkaranmam lokasahi. Bombay: Vora; 102 p. [1958]

The present position of the United Nations. International Relations. 1:329-38 Oct. 1957

Keeping the peace. External Affairs. 16:240-53 June 1964

Planning Canada's foreign policy. United Nations World. 4:52-3 July 1950

Crying for a vision. Atlantic Community Quarterly. 4:309-16 Autumn 1966

A new kind of peace force: a proposal. Maclean's. 77:9-11 May 2, 1964

Tested principles and policies: the Liberal platform. Saturday Night. 77:16-17 May 1962

The basis of Canadian external policy. External Affairs. 3:38-46 Feb. 1951

The four faces of peace. Pall Mall Q. 1:5-15 Spring 1958

Liberalism. In: Politcs: Canada: culture and process. Fox, Paul (ed.). 3rd ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited; p. 237-8. 1970

Through diplomacy to politics: memoirs, 1897-1948 / foreword by Barbara Ward. London: V. Gollancz; xiv, 301 p. 1973, c1972

The international years: memoirs / edited by John A. Munro and Alex I. Inglis. London: V. Gollancz; xi, 344 p. 1974

Forty years on: reflections on our foreign policy. International Journal. 22:357-63 Spring 1967

Liberalism. In: Politics: Canada, problems in Canadian government. Fox, Paul (ed.). 2nd ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited; p. 348-9. 1966

La crise du Moyen-Orient, octobre-décembre 1956. Ottawa: E. Clouthier, Impr. de la Reine; 32 p. 1957

Canadian stand on Rhodesia. External Affairs. 17:534-5 Dec. 1965

Federalism for the future. In: Canadian federalism: myth or reality / edited by J. Peter Meekison. Toronto: Methuen; p. 182-92. [1968]

Canada's policy for peace. Canadian Unionist. 3:157-8 July 1949

Canada's northern horizon. Foreign Affairs. 31: 581-91 July 1953

Diplomacy in the nuclear age. Toronto: S.J.Reginald Saunders; vi, 114 p. 1959

The international situation. In: Canada: nation on the march. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin; p. 3-11. 1953

Mike: the memoirs of the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press; 3 v.. c1972/c1975

National sovereignty and international organization. External Affairs. 4:166-75 May 1952

Canada and the North Atlantic Alliance. Foreign Affairs. 27:369-78 Apr. 1949

Co-ordination of Canadian policy at the United Nations. External Affairs. 5:12-16 Jan. 1953

The commitment to development assistance. Banker. 119:870-3 Sept. 1969

Canada and post-war organization. Ottawa: Canadian Information Bureau; 1945

Force for the United Nations. External Affairs. 9:169-75 May 1957

The free press: a reflection of democracy. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg; 16 p. 1958

The development of Canadian foreign policy. Foreign Affairs. 30:17-30 Oct. 1951

Canada, the United Nations and a two-power world. External Affairs. 3:154-60 May 1951

The Taiwan Strait in 1950. Bout de Papier. 13 (2):35 Summer 1996

Beyond the nation-state. Saturday Review. 51:24-27ff Feb. 15, 1968

Democracy in world politics. Toronto: Saunders and Co. Ltd.; 123 p. 1955

After Geneva: a greater task for NATO. Foreign Affairs. 34:14-23 Oct. 1955

Review of world affairs. External Affairs. 1:3-21 Dec. 1949

Additional Information

Biographical Information

  • Marriage (1925-08-22 - 1972-12-27)
    Maryon Elspeth Moody
    Birth: 1901 Death: 1989-12-26

    Children
    • Geoffrey A.H. Pearson
      Birth: 1927 Death: 2008-03
       
    • Patricia Lillian Pearson
      Birth: 1929
       

Heritage Information

Plaques, Statues, etc.:

  • Plaque
    Newtonbrook Methodist Parsonage,
    53 Cummer,
    Willowdale, Ontario
  • "Declared of national historic significance in 1981 and to be plaqued in Ottawa, Ontario"
  • A plaque formally honouring the Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson as a person of national historic significance was unveiled on April 4, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Parliament Hill
    Statue

Places, Buildings, etc. Named After Prime Minister:

  • Lester B. Pearson Building. Headquarters of the Federal Department of External Affairs. On Sussex Drive, in Ottawa, Ontario, opposite Earnscliffe. Opened in 1973.
  • Pearson Peace Medal.To honour Canadians for their achievements in the international arena. Inaugurated by the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) in 1979 .
  • Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Toronto International Airport renamed in 1984.

Details of Interest

  • Appointed member of the Imperial Privy Council, May 3, 1963
  • Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 1957

Other Information:

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 7,183 days (19 years, 7 months, 30 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1958-03-31 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1948-10-25
(By-Election)
Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1963-04-08 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1957-06-10 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1962-06-18 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1965-11-08 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1953-08-10 Elected
Algoma East Liberal Party of Canada 1949-06-27 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Liberal Party of Canada 1948-09-10 - 1968-06-24
Prime Minister of Canada
Portfolio Term
Prime Minister 1963-04-22 - 1968-04-19
Minister
Portfolio Term
Secretary of State for External Affairs 1948-09-10 - 1957-06-20
Leader of the Official Opposition
Portfolio Term
Leader of the Official Opposition 1958-01-16 - 1963-04-21
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Estimates Member 24th Parliament, 1st Session
(1958-05-12 - 1958-09-06)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 1st Session
(1958-05-12 - 1958-09-06)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1959-01-15 - 1959-07-18)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 4th Session
(1960-11-17 - 1961-09-29)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1960-01-14 - 1960-08-10)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 24th Parliament, 5th Session
(1962-01-18 - 1962-04-19)
Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce Member 23rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1957-10-14 - 1958-02-01)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 23rd Parliament, 1st Session
(1957-10-14 - 1958-02-01)
Standing Committee on External Affairs Member 21st Parliament, 2nd Session
(1950-02-16 - 1950-06-30)
Political Party Roles
Political Party Role Term
Liberal Party of Canada Party Leader 1958-01-16 - 1968-04-05

Federal Public Office

Departmental Deputy Minister
Function Ministry Term
Deputy Minister External Affairs 1946-09-04 - 1948

Military Service

Military Organization Function Term (yyyy-mm-dd)
Royal Flying Corps

Was invalided home in 1918.
Flying Officer 1917 - 1918
University of Toronto Hospital Unit Medical Orderly 1914 - 1915
World War I, 1914-1918 Participant   -  
Canadian Army Medical Corps

Served overseas as a Private and Lieutenant.
Member 1915 - 1917

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Daughter-in-law Landon Pearson
(Senator)
1930-11-16  

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Words and occasions: an anthology of speeches and articles selected from his papers. [Toronto]: University of Toronto Press; xiv, 296 p. [c1970]

Canada en las Americas. Revista de la Habana. 56:7 [1947]

Review of some recent developments in international affairs. External Affairs. 2:123-34 Apr. 1950

The crisis in the Middle East, October-December 1956. Ottawa: Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery; 29 p. 1957

Federalism for the future. In: Canadian federalism: myth or reality / edited by J. Peter Meekison. 2nd ed. Toronto: Methuen; p. 156-66. [1971]

Where is North America going?. In: Fourth seminar on Canadian-American relations at Assumption University of Windsor: November 8, 9, 10, 1962 … Seminar on Canadian-American Relations (4th: 1962: Assumption University of Windsor). [Windsor, Ont.]: Assumption University of Windsor; p. [1]-11. 1962?

The development of Canadian foreign policy. External Affairs. 3:339-43 Oct. 1951

The new face of diplomacy. In: Perspectives on peace, 1910-1960. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.. London: Stevens; p. 121-34. [1960]

Where do we go from here?. [Minneapolis]: University of Minnesota Press; 20 p [1957]

Prime and other ministers [Archival material from 1948]. Bout de Papier. 17 (1):46 Spring 2000

Canada looks down north. Foreign Affairs. 24:638-47 July 1946

International law and international politics. External Affairs. 18:387-93 Sept. 1966

A measured defense for the West. Orbis. 1:428-34 Jan. 1958

The control of proliferation: three views / papers delivered by Sir Solly Zuckermann, Ambassador Alva Myrdal and the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson. London: Institute for Strategic Studies; 26 p. 1966

The development of Canadian foreign policy. External Affairs. 3:377-80 Nov. 1951

Peace in the family of man. Toronto; New York: Oxford University Press; 104 p. 1969

NATO and North American defense: suggestion that a NATO military command responsible for the defense of the North American continent be instituted. Western World. p. 11-14 Sept. 1957

The Commonwealth, 1970. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 32 p. 1971

The face of the world in 1965.. External Affairs. 17:82-7 Mar. 1965

International economic co-operation in a changing world. Australian Outlook. 23:111-119 August 1969

NATO: retrospect and prospects. International Journal. 14 (2):79-86 Spring 1959

NATO and a changing Europe. Atlantic Community Quarterly. 6:5-16 Spring 1968

Introduction. In: The Liberal Party. Pickersgill, J.W.. [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart; xiii, 146 p. c1962

Keeping the peace. In: The quest for peace: the Dag Hammarskjöld memorial lectures / edited by Andrew W. Cordier and Wilder Foote.. New York: Columbia University Press; p. [99]-117. 1965

The next decade in world affairs. General Electric Company. Defense Quarterly. [s.l.: s.n.; s.d.]

A democracia na politica mundial. Rio de Janeiro: Edicoes Caravela Ltda.; 77 p. [1958]

Freedom and change. Queen's Quarterly. 76:18-28 Spring 1969

The crisis of development. New York: Praeger Publishers; published for the Council on Foreign Relations; viii, 117 p. 1970

The crisis in the Middle East, January-March, 1957. Ottawa: Queen's Printer; 39 p. 1957

The new approach - through cooperation. Commonwealth Journal. 12:23-35 Feb. 1969

Papamacarajakiyalalo praja svamakam. Vijayawada: Hamsa Publications; 128 p. [1958]

Ulaka araciyalil jananayakam. Madras: Tamil Chudar Nilayam; 175 p. [1957]

Canadian policy in the present international crisis. External Affairs. 2:437-40 Dec. 1950

Canada and the post-war world. Canadian Affairs. [Ottawa: Wartime Information Board; 1 ( 6): 1944]

Co-operation and unity in the English-speaking world. External Affairs. 5: 360-2 Dec. 1953

Force for the United Nations. Foreign Affairs. 35:395-404 Apr. 1957

Toward effective international law: law must work independently of politics in order to be effective politically and thereby ensure justice and progress to all of humanity. American Bar Association Journal. 52:1017-20 Nov. 1966

A critical evaluation of the United Nations. Vancouver: University of British Columbia; 55 p. 1961

Changing Canadian federalism. In: Canadian federalism: myth or reality / edited by J. Peter Meekison. Torontlo: Methuen; p. 406-12. [1968]

Politique mondiale et démocratie / traduit de l'anglais par Nicole Bogliolo. Paris: La Colombe, Ed. du Vieux colombier; 152 p. [1958]

The four faces of peace. In: Peace / edited by Frederick W. Haberman; published for the Nobel Foundation. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier Publ. Co; 3:119-47. 1972

The winds of change. In: The promise of world tensions / edited by Harlan Cleveland. Conference on World Tensions (1960: University of Chicago). New York: Macmillan; p. 137-40. 1961

La crise du Moyen-Orient, janvier-mars 1957. Ottawa: Impr. de la Reine; 40 p. 1957

Some thoughts on Canadian external relations. Canadian Historical Association. Report of the Annual meeting. 33 (1):69-76 [1954]

The four faces of peace. Progressive. 22:7-11 Feb. 1958

After the Paris debacle. Foreign Affairs. 38:537-46 July 1960

The four faces of peace and the international outlook / statements selected and edited by Sherleigh G. Pierson. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; xv, 267 p. [1964]

Préface. In: Le prince et les lépreux. Lachance, Lise.. [Montréal]: Editions La Presse; 156 p. [c1972]

Lokasahi ani jagatik rajakaran. Bombay: Vora; 112 p. [1958]

Foreword. In: Restless nations: a study of world tensions and development. Conference on Tensions in Development, 1961.. New York: Dodd, Mead; 217 p. 1962

Reconsidering the place of educational media. Prospects. 2 (1):28-33 Spring 1972

Middle East. External Affairs. 9:133-43 Apr. 1957

Good neighbourhood. Foreign Affairs. 43 (2):251-61 Jan. 1965

Diplomacy in the nuclear age. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press; vi, 114 p. [1969, c1959]

Visvarajkaranmam lokasahi. Bombay: Vora; 102 p. [1958]

The present position of the United Nations. International Relations. 1:329-38 Oct. 1957

Keeping the peace. External Affairs. 16:240-53 June 1964

Planning Canada's foreign policy. United Nations World. 4:52-3 July 1950

Crying for a vision. Atlantic Community Quarterly. 4:309-16 Autumn 1966

A new kind of peace force: a proposal. Maclean's. 77:9-11 May 2, 1964

Tested principles and policies: the Liberal platform. Saturday Night. 77:16-17 May 1962

The basis of Canadian external policy. External Affairs. 3:38-46 Feb. 1951

The four faces of peace. Pall Mall Q. 1:5-15 Spring 1958

Liberalism. In: Politcs: Canada: culture and process. Fox, Paul (ed.). 3rd ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited; p. 237-8. 1970

Through diplomacy to politics: memoirs, 1897-1948 / foreword by Barbara Ward. London: V. Gollancz; xiv, 301 p. 1973, c1972

The international years: memoirs / edited by John A. Munro and Alex I. Inglis. London: V. Gollancz; xi, 344 p. 1974

Forty years on: reflections on our foreign policy. International Journal. 22:357-63 Spring 1967

Liberalism. In: Politics: Canada, problems in Canadian government. Fox, Paul (ed.). 2nd ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited; p. 348-9. 1966

La crise du Moyen-Orient, octobre-décembre 1956. Ottawa: E. Clouthier, Impr. de la Reine; 32 p. 1957

Canadian stand on Rhodesia. External Affairs. 17:534-5 Dec. 1965

Federalism for the future. In: Canadian federalism: myth or reality / edited by J. Peter Meekison. Toronto: Methuen; p. 182-92. [1968]

Canada's policy for peace. Canadian Unionist. 3:157-8 July 1949

Canada's northern horizon. Foreign Affairs. 31: 581-91 July 1953

Diplomacy in the nuclear age. Toronto: S.J.Reginald Saunders; vi, 114 p. 1959

The international situation. In: Canada: nation on the march. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin; p. 3-11. 1953

Mike: the memoirs of the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press; 3 v.. c1972/c1975

National sovereignty and international organization. External Affairs. 4:166-75 May 1952

Canada and the North Atlantic Alliance. Foreign Affairs. 27:369-78 Apr. 1949

Co-ordination of Canadian policy at the United Nations. External Affairs. 5:12-16 Jan. 1953

The commitment to development assistance. Banker. 119:870-3 Sept. 1969

Canada and post-war organization. Ottawa: Canadian Information Bureau; 1945

Force for the United Nations. External Affairs. 9:169-75 May 1957

The free press: a reflection of democracy. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg; 16 p. 1958

The development of Canadian foreign policy. Foreign Affairs. 30:17-30 Oct. 1951

Canada, the United Nations and a two-power world. External Affairs. 3:154-60 May 1951

The Taiwan Strait in 1950. Bout de Papier. 13 (2):35 Summer 1996

Beyond the nation-state. Saturday Review. 51:24-27ff Feb. 15, 1968

Democracy in world politics. Toronto: Saunders and Co. Ltd.; 123 p. 1955

After Geneva: a greater task for NATO. Foreign Affairs. 34:14-23 Oct. 1955

Review of world affairs. External Affairs. 1:3-21 Dec. 1949

Additional Information

Biographical Information

  • Marriage (1925-08-22 - 1972-12-27)
    Maryon Elspeth Moody
    Birth: 1901 Death: 1989-12-26

    Children
    • Geoffrey A.H. Pearson
      Birth: 1927 Death: 2008-03
       
    • Patricia Lillian Pearson
      Birth: 1929
       

Heritage Information

Plaques, Statues, etc.:

  • Plaque
    Newtonbrook Methodist Parsonage,
    53 Cummer,
    Willowdale, Ontario
  • "Declared of national historic significance in 1981 and to be plaqued in Ottawa, Ontario"
  • A plaque formally honouring the Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson as a person of national historic significance was unveiled on April 4, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Parliament Hill
    Statue

Places, Buildings, etc. Named After Prime Minister:

  • Lester B. Pearson Building. Headquarters of the Federal Department of External Affairs. On Sussex Drive, in Ottawa, Ontario, opposite Earnscliffe. Opened in 1973.
  • Pearson Peace Medal.To honour Canadians for their achievements in the international arena. Inaugurated by the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) in 1979 .
  • Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Toronto International Airport renamed in 1984.

Details of Interest

  • Appointed member of the Imperial Privy Council, May 3, 1963
  • Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 1957

Other Information: