October 10, 1911 - October 12, 1917
October 12, 1917 - July 10, 1920
Sir Robert Laird Borden (Conservative Party of Canada-Unionist) was Canada's Prime Minister from October 10, 1911, to October 12, 1917, and again from October 12, 1917, to July 10, 1920. Some of the most significant achievements of his time as Prime Minister were leading Canada through World War I, giving women the right to vote in 1918 and heading the Canadian delegation at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. He was also Canada's Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1912 to 1920. Mr. Borden first sat in the House of Commons in 1896 and before public life practised law. Robert Borden was born on June 26, 1854, in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia. He died on June 10, 1937, in Ottawa, Ontario.