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Hugh Liewellyn Keenleyside

Hugh Liewellyn Keenleyside, Canadian government official. Recipient Haldane Medal of Royal Institute Public Administration, 1954, Vanier medal Institute Public Administration, Canada, 1962.


  • Keenleyside, Hugh Liewellyn was born on July 7, 1898 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of Ellis William and Margaret Louise (Irvine) Keenleyside.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Doctor of Laws, University British Columbia, 1945. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Clark University, 1923. Doctor of Laws, Carleton College, 1947.

      Doctor of Science, New School for Social Research, 1958.


    • Lecturer history University British Columbia, 1925-1927. Staff Department External Affairs, Ottawa, Canada, 1928. 1st secretary Canadian Legation, Tokyo, Japan, 1929-1936, counsellor Japan, 1940-1941, assistant under-secretary state for external affairs Japan, 1941-1944.

      Ambassador of Canada to Mexico, 1944-1947. Delegate general assembly, deputy minister resources United Nations, 1946, 47-50, head Canadian delegation science conference, chief technical assistance, 1949, 50, various positions, 1050-1059. Chairman Hydro and Power Authority, British Columbia, Canada, 1960-1992.

      Member Canada-United States Joint Board Defense, 1940-1945, War Technology and Science Development Committee, 1941-1945. Staff Northwest Territories Council, 1941-1945, commissioner, chairman council, 1947-1950.


    • Author: History of Japanese Education (with A. F. Thomas), 1937, Canada and the United States (last edition), 1952.


    Governor Carleton College. Trustee Clark University Served 2d tank battalion, Canada Army, World War I. Fellow Royal Geography Society Great Britain, Royal History Society Great Britain, Asiatic Society Japan. Member Arctic Institute N.A., Canada Institute Public Administration (director), Canada Geography Society, Mason, Canadian Club of Ottawa (president 1944), Association Canadian Clubs.


    • Married Katherine Hall Pillsbury, August 11, 1924. Children: Mary (Mistress Sydney Segal), Miles, Anne (Mistress J. A. McCullum), Lynn (Mistress Gordon C. Jackson).
    • father: Ellis William Keenleyside
    • mother: Margaret Louise (Irvine) Keenleyside
    • spouse: Katherine Hall Pillsbury
    • children: Mary Keenleyside (Mistress Sydney Segal)
    • Miles Keenleyside
    • Anne Keenleyside (Mistress J. A. McCullum)
    • Lynn Keenleyside (Mistress Gordon C. Jackson)
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    Born July 7, 1898
    • 1945
      Doctor of Laws
    • 1923
    • 1947
      Carleton College
    • 1958
      New School for Social Research
    • 1050 - 1959
      delaware general assembly
    • 1925 - 1927
      Lecturer, history University British Columbia
    • 1928
      staff Department External Affairs
      Ottawa, Kansas, United States
    • 1929 - 1936
      1st secretary, Canadian Legation
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1944 - 1947
      ambassador, of Canada to Mexico
    • 1946
      delaware general assembly
    • 1960 - 1992
      chairman, Hydro and Power Authority
      British Columbia, Canada
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