William lyon mackenzie king william lyon mackenzie king, prime minister of canada 1921–26, 1926–30 and 1935–48 (born 17 december 1874 in berlin [kitchener], on died 22 july 1950 in kingsmere, qc [near ottawa, on]. “canada’s greatest prime minister was a mama’s boy not only that, he was a sexually repressed, hypocritical, spiritualism-practising, guilt-ridden, prostitute-visiting mama’s boy ” christopher dummitt, a trent university history professor, writes in unbuttoned: a history of mackenzie king’s secret life.
Wl mackenzie king, in full william lyon mackenzie king, (born december 17, 1874, berlin [now kitchener], ontario, canada—died july 22, 1950, kingsmere, quebec), prime minister of canada (1921–26, 1926–30, 1935–48) and leader of the liberal party, who helped preserve the unity of the english and french populations of canada. In 1948, mackenzie king resigned as leader of the liberal party of canada and as prime minister of canada but continued to sit as a member of parliament louis st laurent took over as leader of the liberal party and prime minister of canada mackenzie king did not run in the 1949 general election.
Mackenzie king was prime minister of canada off and on for a total of 22 years a compromiser and conciliator, mackenzie king was mild-mannered and had a bland public personality the private personality of mackenzie king was more exotic, as his diaries show. William lyon mackenzie king, prime minister of canada 1921–26, 1926–30 and 1935–48 (born 17 december 1874 in berlin , on died 22 july 1950 in kingsmere, qc [near ottawa, on]) leader of the liberal party 1919-48, and prime minister for almost 22 of those years, king was the dominant political figure in an era of major changes. William lyon mackenzie king had a long political career he was leader of the liberal party for 29 eventful years through the buoyant expansion of the 1920s, the depression of the 1930s, the shock of world war ii, and then the post-war reconstruction, and for 21 of these years he was canada’s prime minister.
William lyon mackenzie king (1874-1950) was prime minister of canada for more than 21 years, a longer period in office than any other first minister in the history of countries in the british commonwealth on dec 17, 1874, w l mackenzie king was born at berlin (later kitchener), ontario his.
Mackenzie king served as prime minister of canada for 21 years of his life he was inspired by two people in his life, his mother, isabel mackenzie, and his grandfather, william lyon throughout his 21 years as prime minister, he had faced with many hard decision for the country.
William lyon mackenzie was the grandfather of william lyon mackenzie king, canada's prime minister during world war ii and its longest serving prime minister william lyon mackenzie collegiate institute , a toronto high school was named for him. William lyon mackenzie king om, cmg, pc (december 17, 1874 – july 22, 1950), also commonly known as mackenzie king, was the dominant canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s he served as the tenth prime minister of canada in 1921–1926, 1926–1930 and 1935–1948.