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Pierre Berton

journalist , author

Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist, author. Past chairman Heritage Canada Foundation Captain Canada Army, 1942-1945. Member Authors League American, Heritage Canada, Association Canada Radio and television Artists (award for integrity in broadcasting 1972, award for public affairs 1977), Writers Union Canada.

Background

Berton, Pierre was born on July 12, 1920 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Son of Francis George and Laura (Thompson) Berton.

Education

Bachelor, University British Columbia, 1941. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University British Columbia, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Prince Edward Island, 1973.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dalhousie University, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Brock, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), York University, 1974.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Windsor, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Athabasca, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Victoria, 1983.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), McMaster University, 1983. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Alaska, 1984. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Royal Military Institute, 1985.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Waterloo University, 1988. Doctor of Laws(honorary), Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, 2002. Doctor of Laws(honorary), University Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2002.

Career

City editor Vancouver (British Columbia) News Herald, 1941-1942. Feature writer Vancouver Sun, 1946-1947. Successive positions to managing editor Maclean's Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, 1947-1958.

Host The Pierre Berton Show, 1963-1973. Contributing editor Maclean's Magazine, 1963. Associate editor, daily columnist Toronto Daily Star, 1958-1962.

Columnist Toronto Star, 1991-1994. Television panelist Front Page Challenge, Canadian Broadcasting Company, 1957-1995. Chancellor Yukon College, 1988-1993.

Works

Membership

Past chairman Heritage Canada Foundation Captain Canada Army, 1942-1945. Member Authors League American, Heritage Canada, Association Canada Radio and television Artists (award for integrity in broadcasting 1972, award for public affairs 1977), Writers Union Canada.

Connections

Married Janet Walker, 1946. Children: Penny, Pamela, Patricia, Peter, Paul, Peggy Anne, Perri, Eric.

father:
Francis George Berton

mother:
Laura (Thompson) Berton

spouse:
Janet Walker

children:
Penny Berton

Pamela Berton

Patricia Berton

Peter Berton

Paul Berton

Peggy Anne Berton

Perri Berton

Eric Berton