William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King

The tenth prime minister of Canada and the Canadian prime minister during the second world war.
Duplicate entry for King; see Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King entry.

Metadata

SurnameMackenzie King
ForenameWilliam Lyon
Regularized NameWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King

Terminology

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