Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark is a Canadian elder statesman, businessman, writer, and politician who served as the 16th prime minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980. Despite his relative inexperience, Clark rose quickly in federal politics, entering the House of Commons in the 1972 election and winning the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976. He came to power in the 1979 election, defeating the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau and ending sixteen years of continuous Liberal rule. Taking office the day before his 40th birthday, Clark is the youngest person to become Prime Minister. His tenure was brief as he only won a minority government, and it was defeated on a motion of non-confidence. Clark's Progressive Conservative Party lost the 1980 election and Clark lost the leadership of the party in 1983.
|Born:||Charles Joseph Clark, June 5, 1939, High River, Alberta, Canada|
|Political party:||Progressive Conservative, Independent (since 2003)|
|Alma mater:||University of Alberta|
|Occupation:||Journalist, businessman, professor|
|Governor General:||Edward Schreyer|
|Preceded by:||Pierre Trudeau|
|Succeeded by:||Pierre Trudeau|
About Joe Clark
Canadian Progressive Conservative party politician who served as the 16th Prime Minister from 1979 to 1980. He also served as President of the Privy Council from 1991 to 1993.
He attended the University of Alberta where he earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in political science.
He published the book How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change in 2013.
He married Maureen McTeer in 1973 and they had one daughter, Catherine.
He also served in the cabinet of Canadian Prime Minster Brian Mulroney.
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