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1979, Joe Clark Youngest Prime Minister in Canada

1979, Joe Clark Youngest Prime Minister in Canada

1979, Joe Clark is sworn in as the Youngest Prime Minister in Canada

On this day on June 04, 1979, Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canada. He became the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history at age 39. However, he taking office the day before his 40th birthday.

On the other hand, he was a businessman, writer, and politician who served as the 16th prime minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980 (273 days).

Meanwhile, Clark came to power, defeating the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau and ending sixteen years of continuous Liberal rule. However, Clark’s Progressive Conservative Party lost the 1980 election and at that time he also lost the leadership of the party in 1983. He is born June 5, 1939, in High River, Alberta.

Prime ministers of Canada

The oldest person to become Prime Minister was Charles Tupper (6th PM) at the age of 74 years, 304 days. Sir John A. Macdonald, became the first prime minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891). Justin Trudeau is the 23rd and current prime minister since November 4, 2015 and the second-youngest prime minister at the moment.

List of Prime ministers of Canada

#Prime MinisterDate of birthStart date of (first) termAge at beginning of (first) termEnd date of (final) termTotal time in officeLength of retirementDate of deathLifespan
1
John A. Macdonald

January 11, 1815July 1, 186752 years, 171 daysJune 6, 18916,934 daysN/AJune 6, 189176 years, 146 days
2Alexander MackenzieJanuary 28, 1822November 7, 187351 years, 283 daysOctober 9, 18781,797 days13 years, 191 daysApril 17, 189270 years, 80 days
3
John Abbott
March 12, 1821June 16, 189170 years, 96 daysNovember 24, 1892527 days340 daysOctober 30, 189372 years, 232 days
4
John Thompson
November 10, 1845December 5, 189247 years, 25 daysDecember 12, 1894737 daysN/ADecember 12, 189449 years, 32 days
5Mackenzie BowellDecember 27, 1823December 21, 189470 years, 359 daysApril 27, 1896493 days21 years, 227 daysDecember 10, 191793 years, 348 days
6
Charles Tupper
July 2, 1821May 1, 189674 years, 304 daysJuly 8, 189668 days19 years, 114 daysOctober 30, 191594 years, 120 days
7Wilfrid LaurierNovember 20, 1841July 11, 189654 years, 234 daysOctober 5, 19115,563 days7 years, 135 daysFebruary 17, 191977 years, 89 days
8Robert BordenJune 26, 1854October 10, 191157 years, 106 daysJuly 10, 19203,196 days16 years, 335 daysJune 10, 193782 years, 349 days
9Arthur MeighenJune 16, 1874July 10, 192046 years, 24 daysSeptember 25, 1926625 days33 years, 315 daysAugust 5, 196086 years, 50 days
10W.L. Mackenzie KingDecember 17, 1874December 29, 192147 years, 12 daysNovember 15, 19487,826 days1 year, 249 daysJuly 22, 195075 years, 217 days
11R.B. BennettJuly 3, 1870August 7, 193060 years, 35 daysOctober 23, 19351,903 days11 years, 246 daysJune 26, 194776 years, 358 days
12Louis St. LaurentFebruary 1, 1882November 15, 194866 years, 288 daysJune 21, 19573,140 days16 years, 34 daysJuly 25, 197391 years, 174 days
13John DiefenbakerSeptember 18, 1895June 21, 195761 years, 276 daysApril 22, 19632,131 days16 years, 116 daysAugust 16, 197983 years, 332 days
14Lester B. PearsonApril 23, 1897April 22, 196365 years, 364 daysApril 20, 19681,825 days4 years, 251 daysDecember 27, 197275 years, 248 days
15Pierre TrudeauOctober 18, 1919April 20, 196848 years, 185 daysJune 30, 19845,642 days16 years, 90 daysSeptember 28, 200080 years, 346 days
16Joe ClarkJune 5, 1939June 4, 197939 years, 364 daysMarch 3, 1980273 days41 years, 93 days
17John TurnerJune 7, 1929June 30, 198455 years, 23 daysSeptember 17, 198479 days36 years, 2 daysSeptember 19, 202091 years, 104 days
18Brian MulroneyMarch 20, 1939September 17, 198445 years, 181 daysJune 25, 19933,203 days27 years, 344 days
19Kim CampbellMarch 10, 1947June 25, 199346 years, 107 daysNovember 4, 1993132 days27 years, 212 days
20Jean ChrétienJanuary 11, 1934November 4, 199359 years, 297 daysDecember 12, 20033,690 days17 years, 174 days
21Paul MartinAugust 28, 1938December 12, 200365 years, 106 daysFebruary 6, 2006787 days15 years, 118 days
22Stephen HarperApril 30, 1959February 6, 200646 years, 282 daysNovember 4, 20153,558 days5 years, 212 days
23Justin TrudeauDecember 25, 1971November 4, 201543 years, 314 daysIncumbentIncumbent
List of Prime ministers in Canada

Reference

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Clark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Canada
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prime_ministers_of_Canada_by_longevity
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