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William Lyon Mackenzie King listened to this 1935 General Electric radio each day to keep abreast of current events and for entertainment.
This portrait was presented to William Lyon Mackenzie King by British Prime Minister Clement Atlee in 1948 when King surpassed the record previously held by Sir Robert Walpole, as the British Commonwealth's longest serving Prime Minister.