Howard Charles Green

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This article is about the Canadian politician. For the American football player, see Howard Green.
Howard Charles Green.

Howard Charles Green, PC (November 5, 1895 – June 26, 1989) was a Canadian politician and parliamentarian.

Background and earlier career[edit]

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1935 federal election as a Conservative from Vancouver, British Columbia and served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for twenty eight years. Between his first election in 1935 and the 1949 federal election he was MP for Vancouver South. After that time, he represented the riding of Vancouver Quadra until his defeat.

In 1942, he was a candidate at the party's leadership convention, and placed fourth. At the same convention the Conservative Party changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Ministerial offices[edit]

He became Minister of Public Works in the government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, and Secretary of State for External Affairs in 1959 following the death of Sidney Earle Smith.

Strong, anti-nuclear stance[edit]

He was a strong supporter of the Commonwealth of Nations, and advocated nuclear disarmament, backing Diefenbaker's position against having Canada accept nuclear tipped Bomarc missiles - a position that led to the resignation of several ministers and contributed to the fall of the Diefenbaker government. He helped promote the country's international role until he was defeated along with the Tory government in the 1963 federal election.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Angus MacInnis
1930–1935
Member of Parliament for Vancouver South
1935–1949
Succeeded by
Arthur Laing
1949–1953
Preceded by
First Office-Holder
Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra
1949–1963
Succeeded by
Grant Deachman
1963–1972
18th Ministry – Cabinet of John Diefenbaker
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
John Diefenbaker
(Acting)
Secretary of State for External Affairs
4 Jun 1959 – 21 April 1963
Paul Martin, Sr.
Robert Winters Minister of Public Works
21 June 1957 – 19 August 1959
David Walker