July 10, 1920 - December 29, 1921
June 29, 1926 - September 25, 1926
Arthur Meighen (Conservative Party of Canada) served two terms as Canada's Prime Minister from July 10, 1920, to December 29, 1921, and from June 29, 1926, to September 25, 1926. One highlight of his time in office was the creation of the Armistice Day Act in 1921. In addition to being Prime Minister, he also served as Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1920 to 1921 and in 1926. Prior to taking office, Mr. Meighan was a prominent figure in both the creation of the Canadian National Railway and in the ending of the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919. After serving as Prime Minister, he was Government Leader in the Senate from 1932 to 1935. Mr. Meighan was a lawyer and first sat in the House of Commons in 1908. He was born on June 16, 1874, in Anderson, Ontario, and died in Toronto, Ontario, on August 5, 1960.