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Norman Robertson : biography

March 4, 1904 - July 16, 1968

Norman Alexander Robertson, (March 4, 1904 – July 16, 1968) was a Canadian diplomat and was one of Prime Minister Mackenzie King's advisers.

Norman Robertson and colleagues at the Paris Peace Conference, Palais du Luxembourg. (L.-r.:) Norman Robertson, Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King, Hon. Brooke Claxton, Arnold Heeney Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was educated at the University of British Columbia and was a Rhodes Scholar attending Balliol College, Oxford. In 1929 he started with the Department of External Affairs. In 1941, he became Under Secretary of State for External Affairs.

From 1946-1949 and 1952–1957, he was Canadian High Commissioner in London and from 1957-1958 he was Canadian Ambassador in Washington, D.C..

In 1967, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Robertson is buried at Maclaren Cemetery in Wakefield, Quebec. Robertson is buried at the same cemetery as fellow diplomats and friends Hume Wrong and Lester B. Pearson.

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