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Tommy Douglas
  • Name: Tommy Douglas
  • Born: 10/20/1904
  • Died: 02/24/1986 (81 years old)
  • Profession: Baptist minister

Thomas Clement Douglas PC CC SOM (20 October 1904– 24 February 1986) was a Scottish Canadian politician who served as Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961 and Leader of the New Democratic Party from 1961 to 1971. A Baptist minister, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1935 as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). He left federal politics to become Leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and then the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan. His cabinet was the first democratic socialist government in North America and it introduced the continent’s first single-payer, universal health care program.

Birth Name: Thomas Clement Douglas

Alias: Thomas Clement Douglas

Party: CCF (1935–1961), NDP (1961–1986)

Birth Place: Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland

Death Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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