Place Published: NP
Date Published: ND
Binding: No binding
Signed Pierre Trudeau 8x10 color photograph. No date, possibly the 1970s? The signature is in blue ink in the border area underneath the photo. I don't not believe this is an autopen signature. This Trudeau signature is guaranteed authentic The photo is on quality Kodak paper. Photo has faded from similar photos like this one viewed, a couple of white specs on let bottom side and some very light stain marks on left suit lapel not easily seen on this photo, otherwise, very good condition.
Canadian statesman Born in Montreal, he was called to the Quebec Bar in 1944. One of the founders in 1950 of Cité Libre, a magazine opposed to the policies of Maurice Duplessis, then premier of Quebec, he began to practise law in Montreal in 1951. He urged the reform of the educational and electoral systems and the separation of Church and State in Quebec and in 1956 was active in the short-lived Rassemblement, a group of left-wing opponents of Duplessis. From 1961 to 1965 he was Associate Professor of Law at the University of Montreal and in 1965, having rejected the New Democratic Party for the Liberal Party, was elected to the House of Commons. In 1966 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and in 1967, as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, he opposed the separation of Quebec from the rest of Canada.
In 1968 he succeeded Lester Pearson as federal leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister. He then called a general election at which his party secured an overall majority. His government was defeated in 1979, but returned to power in 1980. He retired from active politics in 1984 and published his memoirs in 1993.
Very Good. Item #4779