Apropos of nothing (II)

A rough sketch of Lester B. Pearson’s life between the ages of 18 and 51. All dates approximate, cobbled together from various sources. Pearson biographers are invited to forward any corrections or additions.

1915-1917 Medical orderly at military hospitals in England, Egypt and Greece
1917-1919 Trains with Royal Flying Corps in England, hit by bus
1919 Graduates from University of Toronto
1920 Works at meat packing plant and for fertilizer company in Chicago
1921-1925 Studies at Oxford
1925-1927 Teaches at University of Toronto
1927-1935 First secretary at Department of External Affairs
1935-1941 First secretary at High Commission in England
1942-1945 Stationed at Canadian embassy in Washington
1946-1948 Undersecretary of state at Department of External Affairs
1948 Runs for office as Liberal in Algoma East

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