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William Lyon Mackenzie King
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10th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
October 23, 1935 – November 15, 1948
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Governor-General Earl of Bessborough
Lord Tweedsmuir
Earl of Athlone
Viscount Alexander
Preceded by Richard Bennett
Succeeded by Louis St. Laurent
In office
September 25, 1926 – August 7, 1930
Monarch George V
Governor-General Lord Byng of Vimy
Viscount Willingdon
Preceded by Arthur Meighen
Succeeded by Richard Bennett
In office
December 29, 1921 – June 28, 1926
Monarch George V
Governor-General Lord Byng of Vimy
Preceded by Arthur Meighen
Succeeded by Arthur Meighen
Personal details
Born December 17, 1874
Berlin, Ontario, Canada
Died July 22, 1950(1950-07-22) (aged 75)
Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
Resting place Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Never married
Alma mater Suddaby Public School
University of Toronto
Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School
Osgoode Hall Law School
University of Chicago
Harvard University

William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG (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 from December 29, 1921 to June 28, 1926; from September 25, 1926 to August 7, 1930; and from October 23, 1935 to November 15, 1948. A Liberal with 22 years in office, he was the longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history.

King died on July 22, 1950, at Kingsmere from pneumonia, aged 75. He is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

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