♂ John G. Diefenbaker

Record
16080 · 256
Type of record
Elected candidate
Known but unelected candidate
Perennial candidate
Deceased Performance: 76%
 
Canada 15 13 2
Saskatchewan 2 0 2
Total 17 13 4
Birth Death Lived Died in office
18 September 1895
(127 years ago)
16 August 1979
(43 years 1 month ago)
83 years 10 months Yes
Service summary
Legislature Total Government Opposition
Canada
Days years months days
14,375 39 4 9
Days years months days
2,211 6 0 20
Days years months days
12,164 33 3 19
The calculations in years, months and days are approximate and might be off by a few days due to the base date used for these calculations.
Leadership roles
  Duration
# Legislature Party M Int Role Age Dates y m d
1. SK 8–9 CONS 1 Party leader 41–44 28 Oct 1936 — 26 Mar 1940 3 4 27
2. CA 22 PC 1 Opposition Leader 61 14 Dec 1956 — 20 Jun 1957 0 6 6
3. CA 22–27 PC 1 Party leader 61–71 14 Dec 1956 — 08 Sep 1967 10 8 25
4. CA 23–25 PC 1 Prime Minister 61–67 21 Jun 1957 — 21 Apr 1963 5 10 0
5. CA 24 PC 1 Minister of State/responsible 63 19 Mar 1959 — 03 Jun 1959 0 2 15
6. CA 26–27 PC 2 Opposition Leader 67–71 22 Apr 1963 — 08 Sep 1967 4 4 17
 5. External Affairs [Int]
Electoral history
→ 17 recorded electoral participations
→ 18 electoral path points
 
→ 11 known challengers:
 
William J. Berezowsky  m 
Gustaf H. Danielson  m 
Thomas C. Davis  m 
William R. Fansher  m 
Harold J. Fraser  m 
Stanley J. Hovdebo  m 
John F. Johnston  m 
W.L. Mackenzie King  m 
Andrew Knox  m 
Charles M. McDonald  m 
Delmar S. Valleau  m 
 
Federal
Ass.: 15
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
29 October 1925 Age:
30
Defeated but will be elected to this legislature
General 3/3 LC 23.30% 2,412 of 10,351 Elig.: 17,478 Parti.: 59.22%
Winner > LIB 51.21% 5,301 (+2,889) Charles M. McDonald  m  ( 57 )
ID: 22017(F) — 24 Jan 2022 13:16 ET
Federal
Ass.: 16
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
14 September 1926 Age:
30
Defeated but will be elected to this legislature
General 2/2 LC 35.13% 4,838 of 13,771 Elig.: 17,478 Parti.: 78.79%
Winner > LIB 64.87% 8,933 (+4,095) W.L. Mackenzie King  m  ( 51 )
ID: 22271(F) — 24 Jan 2022 22:25 ET
Provincial
Ass.: 7
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
6 June 1929 Age:
33
Failed to enter this legislature
General 2/2 CONS 46.92% 3,163 of 6,741 Elig.: 7,759 Parti.: 86.88%
Winner > LIB 53.08% 3,578 (+415) Thomas C. Davis  m  ( 39 )
ID: 31481(F) — 25 Jul 2021 11:15 ET
Provincial
Ass.: 9
Saskatchewan Arm River
8 June 1938 Age:
42
Failed to enter this legislature (Party leader)
General 2/2 CONS 48.52% 3,105 of 6,400 Elig.: 7,337 Parti.: 87.23%
Winner > LIB 51.48% 3,295 (+190) Gustaf H. Danielson  m  ( 55 )
ID: 31572(F) — 12 Oct 2021 22:10 ET
Federal
Ass.: 19
Saskatchewan Lake Centre
26 March 1940 Age:
44
→ New to this legislature
General 1/3 NATG 36.29% 5,974 of 16,461 Elig.: 20,224 Parti.: 81.39%
Loser > LIB 34.59% 5,694 (-280) John F. Johnston  m  ( 63 )
ID: 23085(F) — 26 Jan 2022 22:01 ET Service: 5 years 2 months 15 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 20
Saskatchewan Lake Centre
11 June 1945 Age:
49
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/3 PC 41.54% 6,884 of 16,571 Elig.: 18,341 Parti.: 90.35%
Loser > CCF 35.45% 5,875 (-1,009) Leslie J. Bright  m 
ID: 23345(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET Service: 4 years 0 month 15 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 21
Saskatchewan Lake Centre
27 June 1949 Age:
53
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/4 PC 48.67% 8,845 of 18,175 Elig.: 21,471 Parti.: 85.11%
Loser > CCF 29.78% 5,413 (-3,432) Delmar S. Valleau  m  ( 31 )
ID: 23606(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET Service: 4 years 1 month 13 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 22
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
10 August 1953 Age:
57
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/4 PC 44.07% 10,038 of 22,779 Elig.: 28,793 Parti.: 79.50%
Loser > CCF 30.89% 7,037 (-3,001) David F. Corney  m 
ID: 23924(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET Service: 3 years 9 months 30 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 23
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
10 June 1957 Age:
61
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/3 PC 53.08% 12,349 of 23,263 Elig.: 28,537 Parti.: 81.98%
Loser > CCF 24.91% 5,795 (-6,554) Robert N. Gooding  m 
ID: 24207(F) — 11 Sep 2021 12:58 ET Service: 0 year 9 months 20 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 24
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
31 March 1958 Age:
62
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/3 PC 72.13% 16,583 of 22,991 Elig.: 28,537 Parti.: 80.57%
Loser > CCF 16.83% 3,870 (-12,713) Thora E. Wiggens  f 
ID: 24473(F) — 11 Sep 2021 12:50 ET Service: 4 years 2 months 17 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 25
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
18 June 1962 Age:
66
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/4 PC 70.78% 18,276 of 25,821 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > NPD 16.16% 4,173 (-14,103) Roger C. Carter  m 
ID: 24750(F) — 11 Sep 2021 13:01 ET Service: 0 year 9 months 20 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 26
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
8 April 1963 Age:
67
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/4 PC 71.39% 17,824 of 24,968 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > NPD 13.51% 3,373 (-14,451) Henry M. Apps  m 
ID: 25014(F) — 11 Sep 2021 13:06 ET Service: 2 years 6 months 30 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 27
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
8 November 1965 Age:
70
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/4 PC 65.06% 15,635 of 24,033 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > NPD 17.59% 4,227 (-11,408) Peter Kachur  m 
ID: 25283(F) — 11 Sep 2021 13:11 ET Service: 2 years 7 months 16 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 28
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
25 June 1968 Age:
72
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/3 PC 56.04% 17,850 of 31,854 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > NPD 28.19% 8,979 (-8,871) Al Hartley  m 
ID: 9889(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET Service: 4 years 4 months 4 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 29
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
30 October 1972 Age:
77
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/5 PC 59.50% 19,410 of 32,620 Elig.: 42,640 Parti.: 76.50%
Loser > NPD 27.94% 9,115 (-10,295) William J. Berezowsky  m  ( 68 )
ID: 10383(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET Service: 1 year 8 months 7 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 30
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
8 July 1974 Age:
78
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/4 PC 59.14% 17,787 of 30,075 Elig.: 42,640 Parti.: 70.53%
Loser > NPD 21.60% 6,496 (-11,291) Thora E. Wiggens  f 
ID: 10647(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET Service: 4 years 10 months 13 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 31
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
22 May 1979 Age:
83
Re-elected incumbent
General 1/3 PC 48.96% 16,438 of 33,575 Elig.: 47,461 Parti.: 70.74%
Loser > NPD 35.68% 11,979 (-4,459) Stanley J. Hovdebo  m  ( 53 )
  Post-Election...
16 August 1979 > 83 PC Vac. Died in office
ID: 4591(F) — 29 Jan 2022 23:30 ET Service: 0 year 2 months 25 days (Gov't) Exit from legislature →
Federal
Ass.: 31
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
19 November 1979 Age:
83
Deceased
By-Election  
Successor > NPD 37.98% 10,941 of 28,809 Stanley J. Hovdebo  m  ( 54 )
ID: 10880(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET
→ 8 online biographical references
 
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EN Canadian Encyclopedia: John Diefenbaker 27 June 2022
FR Encyclopédie canadienne: John Diefenbaker 27 June 2022
EN Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Diefenbaker, John George 27 June 2022
FR Dictionnaire biographique du Canada: Diefenbaker, John George 27 June 2022
EN Parliament of Canada (ParlInfo): The Right Hon. John George Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., F.R.S.C., F.R.S.A. 27 June 2022
FR Parlement du Canada (ParlInfo): Le très hon. John George Diefenbaker, C.P., c.r., M.S.R.C., F.R.S.A. 27 June 2022
EN Wikipedia: John Diefenbaker 27 June 2022
FR Wikipédia: John Diefenbaker 27 June 2022
Rev.: 24 Sep 2022 @ 13:35 ET
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