Norman Alexander Robertson
Norman Robertson and Mackenzie King, 1944
|Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet|
March 15, 1949 – May 31, 1952
|Preceded by||Arnold Heeney|
|Succeeded by||Jack Pickersgill|
|Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom|
|Prime Minister||W.L. Mackenzie King|
Louis St. Laurent
|Preceded by||Vincent Massey|
|Succeeded by||L. Dana Wilgress|
|Prime Minister||Louis St. Laurent|
|Preceded by||L. Dana Wilgress|
|Succeeded by||George A. Drew|
|Born||March 4, 1904|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Died||July 16, 1968 (aged 64)|
|Alma mater||University of British Columbia|
University of Oxford
Background and early life
In 1929 he started with the Department of External Affairs.
Senior diplomatic appointments
In 1941, he became Under Secretary of State for External Affairs.
From 1946 to 1949 and 1952 to 1957, he was Canadian High Commissioner in London, during which time he participated at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as Standard Bearer, and from 1957 to 1958 he was Canadian Ambassador in Washington, D.C..
In 1967, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Robertson is buried at Maclaren Cemetery in Wakefield, Quebec. Robertson is buried at the same cemetery as fellow diplomats and friends Hume Wrong and Lester B. Pearson.