Tommy Douglas — Canadian Clergyman born on October 20, 1904, died on February 24, 1986
Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, PC CC SOM was a Canadian social democratic politician and Baptist minister. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1935 as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. He left federal politics to become the Saskatchewan CCF's leader and then the seventh Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961. His government was the first democratic socialist government in North America, and it introduced the continent's first single-payer, universal health care program... (wikipedia)
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