John G. Diefenbaker (1969-1979)


John G. Diefenbaker as a student, ca. 1919 (University Archives photograph A-3358)

John G. Diefenbaker was a lawyer, Member of Parliament (first elected in 1940), and a former Prime Minister (1957-1963). He died in August 1979, a year into his fourth term as Chancellor and three months after being re-elected as MP for Prince Albert. He and his wife Olive are buried on the University of Saskatchewan campus, near the Diefenbaker Canada Centre which holds his personal papers and related collections.