Howard Charles Green

Howard Charles Green, lawyer, politician (b at Kaslo, BC 5 Nov 1895; d at Vancouver 26 July 1989). Appointed minister of public works in the first DIEFENBAKER government, Green assumed the Dept of External Affairs portfolio in 1959 after Sidney SMITH's sudden death.

Green, Howard Charles

Howard Charles Green, lawyer, politician (b at Kaslo, BC 5 Nov 1895; d at Vancouver 26 July 1989). Appointed minister of public works in the first DIEFENBAKER government, Green assumed the Dept of External Affairs portfolio in 1959 after Sidney SMITH's sudden death. Green was a strong supporter of the COMMONWEALTH, a position he shared with his prime minister. During his tenure in external affairs, Green was an advocate of nuclear disarmament and sponsored UN resolutions that furthered that goal. He took an active role for Canada in various international discussions that contributed to a higher profile internationally. First elected to the House in 1935, Green served until his defeat in the 1963 general election.