Kim Campbell

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Birth Name: Avril Phædra Douglas Campbell

Place of Birth: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: March 10, 1947

Ethnicity: Scottish, small amount of English

Kim Campbell is a Canadian politician, lawyer, university professor, diplomat, and writer. A member of the Progressive Conservative Party, she served as the nineteenth Prime Minister of Canada, from June 25, 1993, to November 4, 1993. As such, she is Canada’s first (and thus far, only) female Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Campbell also served as Minister of Justice, from February 23, 1990 to January 3, 1993, and, simultaneously, as Minister responsible for Federal-Provincial Relations, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Minister of National Defence, all from January 4, 1993, to June 25, 1993. She was Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, from June 13, 1993 to December 14, 1993. She was an MP from British Columbia, from September 24, 1986 to October 25, 1993.

Prime Minister Campbell is the daughter of Phyllis “Lisa” Margaret (Cook) and George Thomas Campbell, a barrister. Prime Minister Campbell is married to pianist, actor, and playwright Hershey Felder. She was previously married to mathematician Nathan Divinsky and lawyer Howard Eddy.

Three of Prime Minister Campbell’s grandparents were Scottish. Her maternal grandfather was born in Canada, of Scottish, and some English, descent.

Prime Minister Campbell and Prime Minister Stephen Harper are the only Protestants to have served as Prime Minister of Canada since Lester B. Pearson in 1968 (all other Canadian Prime Ministers since have been Catholic).

Prime Minister Campbell’s paternal grandfather was named George T. Campbell. George was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Prime Minister Campbell’s paternal grandmother was named Emma. Emma was born in Glasgow.

Prime Minister Campbell’s maternal grandfather was Carlyle Edward Cook (the son of Ezra Stevens Cook and Louise Mary McCutcheon). Carlyle was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, of Scottish, and some English, descent.

Prime Minister Campbell’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Hill Gardiner (the daughter of Jeremiah Augustus Hill Gardiner and Grace Graham). Elizabeth was Scottish.

Sources: Genealogies of Kim Campbell (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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