Judy LaMarsh, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Judy LaMarsh

Canadian politician, writer, broadcaster and barrister

Date of Birth: 20-Dec-1924

Place of Birth: Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: 27-Oct-1980

Profession: writer, lawyer, politician, author, novelist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Judy LaMarsh

  • Julia Verlyn LaMarsh, (December 20, 1924 – October 27, 1980) was a Canadian politician, lawyer, author and broadcaster.
  • In 1963, she was only the second woman to ever serve as a federal Cabinet Minister.
  • Under Prime Minister Lester Pearson's minority governments of the middle and late 1960s, she helped push through the legislation that created the Canada Pension Plan and Medicare.
  • As Secretary of State, she was in charge of Canada's Centennial celebrations in 1967.
  • After leaving politics in 1968, she wrote three books, and had her own radio show on CBC Radio.
  • She was stricken with pancreatic cancer in 1979 and was given the Order of Canada at her hospital bed.
  • She died a few days short of the 20th anniversary of her first political election victory, in 1980.

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