Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

John Diefenbaker

John Diefenbaker, 1974

John Diefenbaker was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 1957 to April 1963. He led the Tories to their first electoral victory in 27 years. He appointed the first female minister in Canadian history to his Cabinet, as well as the first indigenous member of the Senate. He was born on this day, September 18, in 1895 (d. 1979).