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Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937), Prime Minister of Canada

Sitter in 7 portraits
Born in the Annapolis valley, Nova Scotia; passed his bar examinations in 1877 and was admitted to the Nova Scotia bar in 1878; he formed his own law firm in 1889, practising until 1905; in 1896 he stood for the Conservative Party and won a seat of Halifax City and County; after the resignation of Sir Charles Tupper in 1901, Borden became the new leader of the party, a position which he retained until 1920; Borden spent most of his time in 1918 and 1919 in London for the Imperial War Cabinet and in Paris with the British delegation at the Paris peace conference; after retiring, he led an active life as senior statesmen, began a new career in business and was a popular lecturer and writer.1937.

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Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
oil on canvas, 1924-1930
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2463

x134964

Sir Robert Laird Borden

by Frank Arthur Swaine
bromide print, published 1911
NPG x134964

x134969

Sir Robert Laird Borden

by Frank Arthur Swaine
bromide print, published 1912
NPG x134969

x165361

Sir Robert Laird Borden

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x165361

x137204

'The Imperial War Conference'

possibly by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), for Topical Press
vintage print, March-April 1917
NPG x137204

x32125

The Imperial War Cabinet

by Vandyk
negative, 25 June 1918
NPG x32125

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Sir Robert Laird Borden

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, August 1936
NPG x165362