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Hugues Lapointe

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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Role  Lawyer
Preceded by  Paul Comtois
Education  Laval University
Succeeded by  Jean-Pierre Cote
Party  Liberal Party of Canada
Name  Hugues Lapointe

Governor General  Georges Vanier Roland Michener Jules Leger
Premier  Jean Lesage Daniel Johnson, Sr. Jean Jacques Bertrand Robert Bourassa Rene Levesque
Preceded by  Joseph-Napoleon Francoeur
Died  November 13, 1982, Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, Canada
Cabinet  Minister of Veterans Affairs

Hugues Lapointe, (March 3, 1911 – November 13, 1982) was a Canadian lawyer, Member of Parliament and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec from 1966 to 1978.

Life and career

Born in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, the son of the Canadian Member of Parliament Ernest Lapointe and Emma Pratte, he studied at the University of Ottawa and Université Laval. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1935. He practised law from 1936 to 1961. He served during World War II and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He was elected as a Liberal in the 1940 federal election in the Quebec riding of Lotbinière. He was re-elected in the 1945, 1949, and 1953 elections. He was defeated in the 1957 election.

He held three cabinet positions: Solicitor General of Canada (1949–1950), Minister of Veterans Affairs (1950–1957), and Postmaster General (1955–1957).

In 1979, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

He was married to Marie-Lucette Valin.


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