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Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell 
19th Prime Minister of Canada 
(June 25, 1993 to October 25, 1993) 

Biography

Party:                            Progressive Conservative
Date of Birth:              March 10, 1947
Birth Place:                 Port Alberni, British Columbia
Family:                          Hershey Felder - common law spouse

Education

> University of British Columbia B.A. and LL.B

> London School of Economics


Political Experience

> First elected to the House of Commons (Vancouver Centre), 1988 

> Held various cabinet portfolios in the government of Brian Mulroney: 
Minister of State for Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1989-1990), Minister of Justice and Attorney-General (1990-1993). Minister of National Defence (1993)

> Defeated Jean Charest to become leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in June 1993.

> Was sworn in as Canada's first female prime minister on June 15, 1993. 

> Lost her seat when the Progressive Conservatives were reduced to two ridings in the federal election of October 1993. 

Professional Experience

> Early 1970s: Lectured part-time in political science at the University of British Columbia and at Vancouver Community College.

> Canadian Consul General to Los Angeles (1996 to 2000).

> Founding member of the Club of Madrid.

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