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Hugh Liewellyn Keenleyside, Canadian, Japanese 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.


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, U. B.C., 1925-1927;staff, Department External Affairs, Ottawa, Canada, 1928;1st secretary, Canadian Legation, Tokyo, Japan, 1929-1936;counsellor, Canadian Legation, Tokyo, Japan, 1940-1941;assistant under-secretary state for external affairs, Canadian Legation, Tokyo, 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, United Nations, 1949, 50;various positions, United Nations, 1050-1059;chairman, Hydro and Power Authority, B.C., Canada, 1960-1992. Member Canada-United States Joint Board Defense, 1940-1945, War Technology and Science Development Committee, 1941-1945. Staff N.W. Territories Council, 1941-1945, commissioner, chairman county, 1947-1950.


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. M C.


Married Katherine Hall Pillsbury, August 11, 1924. Children: Mary (Mistress Sydney Segal), Miles, Anne (Mistress J. A. McCullum), Lynn (Mistress Gordon C. Jackson).

Ellis William Keenleyside

Margaret Louise (Irvine) Keenleyside

Katherine Hall Pillsbury

Mary Keenleyside (Mistress Sydney Segal)

Miles Keenleyside

Anne Keenleyside (Mistress J. A. McCullum)

Lynn Keenleyside (Mistress Gordon C. Jackson)