Joseph Roberts “Joey” Smallwood

Joseph Roberts “Joey” Smallwood

Birth
Gambo, Bonavista-Trinity Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Death 17 Dec 1991 (aged 90)
St. John's, Avalon Peninsula Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Burial St. John's, Avalon Peninsula Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Memorial ID 7028256 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 22 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7028256
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Roberts “Joey” Smallwood (24 Dec 1900–17 Dec 1991), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7028256, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .