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 Leslie Miscampbell Frost

Leslie Miscampbell Frost

Orillia, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Death 4 May 1973 (aged 77)
Lindsay, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 2532 · View Source
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Ontario Premier. A member of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, he served as Ontario, Canda's 16th Premier from May 1949 until November 1961. Born in Orillia, Ontario, his father was a jeweler and mayor of Orillia. He attended the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario and also served as an officer in the Canadian Army with the Simcoe Foresters and Queen's York Rangers during World War I, saw combat action in France and Belgium, was wounded and discharged in 1918 at the rank of captain. In 1921 he received his law license and established a law practice with his brother in Lindsay, Ontario. In 1937 he was elected to the Ontario legislature and served as Treasurer of Ontario and Minister of Mines from 1943 until 1955. In May 1949 he became Premier of Ontario and under his leadership, Ontario saw a tremendous growth in its schools, highways, and hospitals, as well as its public services. His government passed laws prohibiting racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination on private property and introduced legislation to ensure that women receive equal wages and voting rights for its Aboriginal people. In November 1961 he resigned as Ontario's Premier and was succeeded by John Robarts. Following his retirement, he served on the Board of Governors at the University of Toronto as well as several other business. From 1967 until 1973 he was the Chancellor of Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. An amateur historian, he authored the book "Fighting Men" (1967) which detailed the history of Orillia, Ontario's 35th Regiment of Simcoe Foresters during World War I. His other books include "Pleasant Point Story: A History of Pleasant Point" (1965) and "Forgotten Pathways of the Trent" (1973) He died in Lindsay, Ontario at the age of 77.

Bio by: William Bjornstad

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SEPTEMBER 20, 1895; MAY 4, 1973
MAY 4 1948; NOVEMBER 8, 1961
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1914 - 1918




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