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Robert Lorne Stanfield
Birth: Apr. 11, 1914
Death: Dec. 16, 2003

Nova Scotia Premier. Stanfield served as the Premier of Nova Scotia from November 20, 1956, to September 13, 1967. A native of Truro, Nova Scotia, and a member of the famous underwear family he first became a lawyer, but then went into politics becoming the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in Nova Scotia in 1948, later entering the Provincial Legislature in 1949. During his ministry he concentrated on the province’s industrial development. After he was chosen as his Party’s National Leader in 1967, he resigned as the Premier of Nova Scotia and entered the House of Commons, where he became leader of the opposition the same year. After losing to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in the 1974 elections, he stepped down as head of his party. In all Stanfield served as the leader of the Progressive Conservatives form 1967 to 1976, served in the House of Commons in 1979 before he gave up his seat, served as Canada's Representative to the Middle East and North Africa from 1979 to 1980, and Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation from 1987 to 1991. He passed away in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on December 16, 2003, at the age of 89.  (bio by: K) 
 
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Camp Hill Cemetery
Halifax
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Dec 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8189219
Robert Lorne Stanfield
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