Sir Robert Laird Borden(1854-1937), Prime Minister of Canada
Sitter in 12 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.
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