MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Join the Ontario Heritage Trust for the unveiling of a marker commemorating the gravesite of the Honourable Thomas Laird Kennedy, premier of Ontario from 1948 to 1949.
|Date:||Monday, March 25, 2013|
|| In the church hall at The Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist - Dixie
719 Dundas Street East, Mississauga
Ontario's fifteenth premier, Thomas L. Kennedy was born in the hamlet of Dixie (now in the city of Mississauga). He began his political career locally as a school trustee in 1899. He served with distinction in the First World War and later as a Colonel in the active militia. He was elected Peel MPP in 1919 and with the exception of one term, he would hold the seat until his death. Kennedy was Minister of Agriculture from 1930-34, and later from 1943-48 and 1949-53. He was named interim premier from 1948-49 and died in office in 1959.
The Premiers' Gravesites Program honours Ontario's former premiers and their service to Ontario by marking their gravesites. This program is administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust with funding support from the Government of Ontario.
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