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"We had lunch at Diefenbaker’s house and he insisted on telling all these Churchill stories in accent and calling him “old Winston” or “the old boy” or something." - Jacqueline Kennedy on John Diefenbaker during the first couple’s official visit to Canada in May 1961. (The Camelot Kennedy Built)


President and Mrs. John Kennedy; Prime Minister and Mrs. John Diefenbaker stand during playing of the National Anthem, shortly following the Chief Executive's arrival here May 16. In the back is Group Captain C.H. Mussells. | Location: Uplands, Canada. Date Photographed:16 May 1961

from Face in the Blue

Diefenbaker’s Foreign Policy

The Chief: former Canadian prime minister John Diefenbaker - when he was on the campaign trail in the fifties, and took the time to shake hands with schoolkids like me


Prime Minister John and Olive Diefenbaker with President John F. and Jackie Kennedy on Parliament Hill ~ 17 May 1961❤❤❤❤❤❤❤


Oleg Cassini (American, b. France, 1913-2006) Medium: Silk, wool, A three-piece dress and coat ensemble. The dress consists of a two-piece ensemble in beige silk and wool with a shell top and a pleated A-line skirt. The coat is beige silk and wool ribbed ottoman, with four cloth-covered buttons. Historical Note: This outfit was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during her State visit to Canada at a lunch with Prime Minister John Diefenbaker on May 17, 1961.


I am Canadian. John Diefenbaker~~ John Diefenbaker described the day of her (Queen Victoria) death in his memoirs: “When Queen Victoria died, Father regarded it as one of the most calamitous events of all time. Would the world ever be the same? I can see him now. When he came home to tell us the news, he broke down and cried.”


July 1, 1960 | "I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way, free to stand up for what I think right, free to oppose what I think wrong, free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind." ~ John G. Diefenbaker