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Joseph R. "Joey" Smallwood
Birth: Dec. 24, 1900
Death: Dec. 17, 1991

Canadian Politician, journalist, union organizer, editor, author and radio announcer. Known as the "Father of Confederation." Smallwood was born into a poor family in Gambo, Newfoundland, on December 24, 1900. He attended high school in St. John's, which was 200 miles away and then he attended Bishop Field College. After college he became a pig farmer and while doing that he campaigned for political office and was soon known as 'the politician.' He was elected into office in the provincial government as the Premier of Newfoundland in 1949 after a tight vote on whether Newfoundland should join Canada or the United States. On March 3, 1949, Newfoundland became a Province of Canada. Smallwood was Premier until 1971. He was known for his many efforts including, creating business ventures for fishermen and chocolate factories. He also helped Newfoundlanders to get their pensions. 
 
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Saint-John's
Avalon Peninsula Census Division
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2002
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