|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||02°24' 14°25 Asc. 28°20'|
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.
- child->parent relationship with Pearson, Lester (born 23 April 1897)
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."
- Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
- Vocation : Writers : Biographer