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John Alan Beesley was born on 17 August, 1927 in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada. Discover John Alan Beesley’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 82 years old?

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Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 17 August 1927
Birthday 17 August
Birthplace Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
Date of death (2009-01-22) Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Nationality Canada

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His first wife died in 1991. He remarried in 2002 to Ruth Lechner. He died in Victoria, B.C., on January 22, 2009.


In 1993 Beesley was awarded the Admiral’s Medal for contributions to Canadian maritime affairs. In 1995 he received the United Nations Association in Canada medal of honour. In 1998 he was awarded the Red Cross’s Human Rights Medal of Honour, the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg Medal, and the Human Rights Medal of Honour from the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition.


In 1987 to 1988 he took a years sabbatical as a visiting professor at the UBC faculty of law. He ended his diplomatic career as ambassador for marine conservation and special environmental adviser to Canada’s Foreign Minister from 1989 to 1991.


Beesley received an honorary doctor of environmental studies from the University of Waterloo in 1984 and an honorary doctor of laws from Dalhousie University in 1994/


Beesley was awarded the Prime Minister’s Outstanding Public Service Award in 1983. In 1983 he was made an officer of the Order of Canada for his work on the law of the sea and the environment.


Beesley was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1974. In about 1978 he was recognized as a Significant Sig by the Sigma Chi fraternity.


Beesley received his first ambassadorial appointment in 1973. He was made ambassador to Austria, the International Atomic Energy Agency and UNIDO from 1973 to 1976. He served as High Commissioner to Australia from 1977 to 1980. From 1980 to 1982 he was Canada’s first ambassador for disarmament in New York. From 1983 to 1987 he was ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and GATT. Beesley was a member of the International Law Commission from 1986 to 1991.


From 1967 to 1983 Beesley was instrumental in shaping the law of the sea as Canada’s ambassador to the Law of the Sea Conference, Canadian head of delegation and chair of the conference drafting committee.


After graduating Beesley practised law at Crease and Company in Victoria, BC, for six years, prior to joining the federal Department of External Affairs in 1956.

Beesley began work with the Department of External Affairs in 1956. His early postings included Israel in 1958 and the Canadian permanent mission to the United Nations Geneva, from 1964 to 1967. He was assistant under-secretary and legal adviser to External Affairs from 1972 to 1973 and the Canadian delegate to the legal committee of the Stockholm Environmental Conference in 1972.


In 1954 Beesley married Margaret Ruth Stevens. They had two children, a daughter, Terry Beesley Phipps, and a son, S. Alan Beesley.


He attended the University of British Columbia (UBC), graduating with a bachelor of arts and law degree in 1950. While attending UBC he was a founding member of the Jokers Club. He also became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.


He spent his early years in Williams Lake, Penticton and Kamloops. He graduated from Kamloops High School in 1945.


John Alan Beesley OC QC (1927–2009) was a Canadian diplomat and civil servant.

Beesley was born in Smithers, British Columbia, on August 17, 1927. He was one of five children of Jack and Margaret Beesley. He had two brothers, Dr. Bernard Beesley and Flight Officer Terry Beesley (who died on D-Day). He had two sisters, Noreen Burvill and Elizabeth Beesley.