Paul Martin, Sr

About Paul Martin, Sr

Who is it?: Father of Medicare.
Birth Day: June 23, 1903
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian
Died On: September 14, 1992(1992-09-14) (aged 89)\nWindsor, Ontario
Birth Sign: Cancer
Prime Minister: Pierre Trudeau, Joe Clark
Preceded by: Raymond Morand
Succeeded by: Riding was abolished in 1966
Appointed by: Pierre Trudeau
Political party: Liberal
Spouse(s): Eleanor Alice "Nelly" Adams
Children: 2, including Paul Martin
Cabinet: Secretary of State of Canada (1945–1946) Minister of National Health and Welfare (1946–1957) Minister of Labour (Acting) (1950) Secretary of State for External Affairs (1963–1968) Minister Without Portfolio (1968–1969)
Committees: Chairman, Special Committee on Prices (1947–1948)
Portfolio: Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour (1943–1945) Leader of the Government in the Senate (1969–1974)

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Paul Martin, Sr was bornon June 23, 1903 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian, is Father of Medicare.. Paul Martin was a distinguished politician from Canada. He is also known as Paul Martin Sr., and was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. Besides, this famous personality is also the father of Paul Martin Jr., who became the 21st Prime Minister of Canada. Initially, he studied law at Harvard, before taking the plunge into politics. Referred to as a father of Medicare, he served as the Minister of National Health and Welfare and brought about a good number of welfare measures in the medical field for the public. The dedicated politician was instrumental in the creation of hospital insurance and introduced federal system of health grants to support general public health services, tuberculosis and venereal disease control, mental health care, cancer control, prevention and control of crippling conditions in children, professional training, public health research and hospital construction. He also contended for Liberal leadership thrice, but was not successful. Subsequently, he was made Senator, and later the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Martin continued to be the Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Windsor till his death at the ripe age of 89. This famed politician was also affected by polio since his childhood, but owing to his undeterred spirit he rose to great heights in his career.
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Biography/Timeline

1907

Martin contracted polio in 1907. Martin was raised in Pembroke, Ontario, in the Ottawa River Valley, although he attended high school at Collège Saint-Alexandre in Gatineau, Quebec. He completed his university education at the University of Toronto, and earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Later, Martin studied at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, on a scholarship.

1935

A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, he was first elected to the House of Commons in 1935 and entered the cabinet in 1945. He went on to serve as a noted member of the cabinets of four Prime Ministers: william Lyon Mackenzie King, Louis St. Laurent, Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Trudeau.

1946

Martin was viewed as one of the most left-wing members of the Liberal cabinet, and as Minister of National Health and Welfare from 1946 to 1957 he played an important role in the fight against polio and overseeing the creation of hospital insurance in Canada, and is sometimes recognized as a father of medicare. Martin served as Secretary of State for External Affairs in the Pearson government, and was instrumental in the acquisition of U.S. nuclear weapons for Canadian Forces.

1948

He ran for the Liberal leadership three times, in 1948, in 1958 and 1968, but was defeated at all three Liberal leadership conventions, first by Louis St. Laurent, then by Lester B. Pearson, then by Pierre Trudeau.

1968

Trudeau appointed him to the Senate in 1968. He served as Leader of the Government in the Senate until 1974 when he was appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He also served as Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University from 1972–1977, as a result of which the university named the Paul Martin Centre in his honour. Until his death Paul Martin was an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Windsor.

1976

In 1976 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In recognition of his accomplishments, Martin was granted the right to use the honorific Right Honourable in 1992, a rare honour for one who has never been Prime Minister, Governor-General or Chief Justice of Canada.

1983

His two volume memoirs, A Very Public Life, was published in 1983 (ISBN 0888790929) and 1986 (OCLC 165756245 A very public life: So many worlds Volume 2 of A very public life at Google Books).

1994

The University of Windsor has a Paul Martin Chair in law and political science, recently held by former Manitoba Premier Howard Pawley (until his retirement from the University of Windsor), and the Paul Martin Law Library. The City of Windsor had also renamed their "Post Office Building" the Paul Martin Sr. Building in his honour on November 18, 1994.