International: NEW U.N. ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT

Elected 1952 President at the U.N. General Assembly last week: Lester Bowles ("Mike") Pearson of Canada, his country's first top homegrown diplomat, and skillful advocate of Canada's growing demand to be heard in its own right.

Early Life: Born at Toronto, April 23, 1897, son of the Rev. Edwin Arthur Pearson, grandson of the Rev. Marmaduke Louis Pearson, Methodists. Educated at University of Toronto (B.A. history) and St. John's College, Oxford (M.A.), later honorary fellow. World War I service in Toronto University Hospital unit, where he got nickname "Mike"; lieutenant, Canadian army; flight lieutenant, R.A.F. Married in 1925 to "shy, appealing, collected"...

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