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Daniel Roland Michener, PC CC CMM OOnt CD QC FRHSC(hon)

Also Known As: "Roland Michener"
Birthplace: Lacombe, Division No. 8, Alberta, Canada
Death: August 06, 1991 (91)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Senator Edward Michener and Mary Edith Michener
Husband of Norah Willis Michener
Father of Wendy Michener; Private and Private
Brother of Anna Marie Michener

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About Roland Michener

Roland Michener served as Governor General of Canada from 1967-1974 (the 20th since Canadian Confederation). He was born in Alberta in 1900, served in the Royal air force and received a university degree. He then attended University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he played hockey, received 2 masters degrees and met his life-long friend, Lester B. Pearson. His appointment as Governor General was rushed. Ten days later, he officially opened the World's Fair, Expo 67, held in Montreal. This fair coincided with the 100th anniversary of Confederation and attracted numerous heads of state. According to diplomatic protocol, Michener, as the representative of Canada's head of state, greeted and met with each of them. On 1 July 1967 the Order of Canada was created with Michener as the order's first member. He discontinued the practice of women curtseying before the governor general. Michener created two awards: the Michener Tuna Trophy, to reflect his interest in sport fishing and the Michener Award for Journalism. Queen Elizabeth awarded him the Royal Victorian Chain, a personal gift of the monarch for his service.


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Roland Michener's Timeline

April 19, 1900
Lacombe, Division No. 8, Alberta, Canada
August 6, 1991
Age 91
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada