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Pearson, Arthur Maurice, 1890-1976
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- Art Pearson
- A.M. Pearson
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Arthur Maurice Pearson was born in St. François Xavier (Winnipeg), Manitoba on December 29, 1890 to William and Margaret Pearson. Following his education at St. John's College, Pearson served in World War I as part of the Royal Flying Corps. Following demobilization, he worked as a land surveyor and salesman for his father's company, Wm. Pearson Company Ltd. When the company became the Middle West Land Co., Pearson served as vice-president and manager. In the 1930s or 40s, Pearson moved to Lumsden, Saskatchewan to become a farmer.
Pearson was involved with politics through much of his life. He was elected to the Lumsden town council as a councillor and as mayor. He ran as a candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan in the 1944 and 1948 provincial elections in the Lumsden electoral division. In 1957, Pearson was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker for the Lumsden, Saskatchewan Senatorial Division. While serving as a senator, Pearson served on many Senate committees and assisted Diefenbaker with his election campaigns in Prince Albert. Pearson retired from the Senate on March 31, 1971.
Pearson died on July 9, 1976 in Lumsden.
Pearson and his wife, Elizabeth Jesse Pearson, had three sons and two daughters: William, James, Arthur, Jean and Margaret.
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Authority record created on 2010-07-15. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.
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Canadian Parliamentary Guide
Leader-Post (Regina): 10 July 1976
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