Georges-Philias Vanier

Georges-Philias Vanier (HM1J7X)

Location: Québec, Québec Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec
Country: Canada
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N 46° 48.469', W 71° 12.435'

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Governor General from 1959 to 1967, Vanier had a distinguished military and diplomatic career. A founder of the Royal 22e Régiment, he served with it in the First World War and was its commanding officer from 1925 to 1928. General Vanier represented Canada as military attaché to the League of Nations, Secretary to the Canadian High Commission in London, and minister to France. In 1944 he became Canada's first Ambassador to France. He was highly esteemed by his troops and countrymen, and as the first French-Canadian Governor General since Confederation, dedicated himself to promoting national unity.

Gouverneur général de 1959 à 1967, Georges Vanier prit part à la première Grande Guerre dans le Royal 22e Régiment, dont il servit dans ses rangs durant la Première Guerre mondiale et en fut le commandant de 1925 à 1928. Il représenta le Canada comme attaché militaire à la Société des Nations, comme secrétaire du haut-commissariat à Londres et comme ministre en France. En 1944, il devint le premier ambassadeur du Canada en France. Très estimé de ses soldats et de ses compatriotes, il s'employa, à titre de premier gouverneur général canadien-français depuis la Confédération, à promouvoir l'unité nationale.
HM NumberHM1J7X
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331594 N 5186173
Decimal Degrees46.80781667, -71.20725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 48.469', W 71° 12.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 48' 28.14" N, 71° 12' 26.1" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Côte de la Citadelle, Québec Québec , CA
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