Miramichi in Northumberland County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
From Newcastle paperboy to London press baron, Max Aitken was, in his time, one of the most powerful Canadians on the world's stage. A self-made millionaire, he worked his way into the limelight through a 50-year role in British politics while running one of the largest newspaper empires in the world. Despite climbing to the height of British aristocracy as Lord Beaverbrook, Aitken never forgot his roots. For decades he contributed to the educational and cultural life of New Brunswick, becoming one of the province's greatest benefactors whose influence is still felt today.
Climbing the Ladder
Before he became a Parliamentary politician, Lord Beaverbrook apprenticed in the law offices of Richard Bedford Bennett. Like Beaverbrook, Bennett got his start in Miramichi: working his way through municipal council, provincial legislature, and into the Canadian House of Commons. By 1930 he defeated William Lyon Mackenzie King to become the eleventh Prime Minister of Canada.
De livreur de journaux à Newcastle à magnat de la presse à Londres, Max Aitken a
Avant d'entrer au Parlement, lord Beaverbrook avait été stagiaire dans le cabinet juridique de Richard Bedford Bennett. Celui-ci, à l'instar de Beaverbrook, avait fait ses débuts à Miramichi : il avait été membre du conseil municipal, puis député à l'Assemblée législative de la province avant d'entrer à la Chambre des communes. En 1930, il a battu William Lyon Mackenzie King pour devenir le onzième premier ministre du Canada.
Location. 47° 1.813′ N, 65° 28.248′ W. Marker is in Miramichi, New Brunswick, in Northumberland County. Marker can be reached from Loggie Drive just north of Cunard Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located along Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miramichi, New Brunswick E1N 1B2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Also see . . . Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (Wikipedia). William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, was a Canadian-British newspaper publisher and backstage politician who was an influential figure in British media and politics of the first half of the 20th century. His base of power was the largest circulation newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, which appealed to the conservative working class with intensely patriotic news and editorials. During the Second World War he played a major role in mobilizing industrial resources as Winston Churchill's Minister of Aircraft Production. (Submitted on November 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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