Pearson, Geoffrey

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Name
Pearson, Geoffrey Gender: M
Geoffrey Arthur Holland Pearson
born on 24 December 1927 at 23:58 (= 11:58 PM )
Place Toronto, Ontario (CAN), 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 02°24' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°25 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°20'



Biography

Canadian diplomat and author. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was the son of former Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson and Maryon Pearson. Geoffrey Pearson joined the department of External Affairs in 1952 (now called DFAIT). He held diplomatic appointments at the Canadian embassies in Paris and Mexico City, and at the high commission in New Delhi. From 1980 to 1983, he served as Canada's ambassador to the Soviet Union. He was also Ambassador to Mongolia from 1980 to 1981.

In late 1983, Pearson was appointed as a special representative to then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau for arms control, and in 1984 he was seconded to the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. In January 1985 he was appointed as the first executive director of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, where he served for six years. In 1996, his book Seize the Day was published, chronicling his father's (Lester B. Pearson) diplomatic legacy. Pearson was a past president of the United Nations Association in Canada. In 2000, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Pearson died in Ottawa, Ontario, March 18, 2008.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Shadow of Heaven: The Life of Lester Pearson" by John English (Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1989), p. 136: "'Billy' Dafoe, fortunately, was the reassuring obstetrician, and, when Geoffrey Arthur Holland Pearson entered the world at 11:58 p.m. on December 24, Dafoe obligingly agreed to mark the birth certificate 12:02 a.m., December 25."

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer