Sydney David Pierce

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Sydney David Pierce

Birthplace: Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death: May 17, 1992 (91)
Ottawa, Ottawa Division, ON, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Asher Pierce and Ella Pierce
Husband of Jean Mather Pierce
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private

Managed by: Alek Josefowicz
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About Sydney David Pierce

Sydney Pierce (LCC 1918) Sydney Pierce was a celebrated diplomat and spokesman for Canada. For nearly 30 years, he served as ambassador to Mexico, Brazil, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and was Deputy High Commissioner to the UK. Appointed as a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1973, he is recognized as Canada’s first-ever Jewish ambassador. In 1959, he was chief negotiator for Canada in establishing the important General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). From 1960–1965, he was Canadian Ambassador to the European Union. As a young man, Sydney Pierce competed as a hurdler for Canada at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

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Sydney David Pierce's Timeline

March 30, 1901
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 17, 1992
Age 91
Ottawa, Ottawa Division, ON, Canada