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Hugues Lapointe
22nd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
February 22, 1966 – April 27, 1978
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralGeorges Vanier
Roland Michener
Jules Léger
PremierJean Lesage
Daniel Johnson, Sr.
Jean Jacques Bertrand
Robert Bourassa
René Lévesque
Preceded byPaul Comtois
Succeeded byJean-Pierre Côté
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lotbinière
In office
March 26, 1940 – June 10, 1957
Preceded byJoseph-Napoléon Francoeur
Succeeded byRaymond O'Hurley
Personal details
Born(1911-03-03)March 3, 1911
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada
DiedNovember 13, 1982(1982-11-13) (aged 71)
Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
RelationsErnest Lapointe (father)
CabinetPostmaster General (1955–1957)
Minister of Veterans Affairs (1950–1957)
Solicitor General of Canada (1949–1950)
PortfolioParliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence (1945–1949)
Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (1949)

Hugues Lapointe PC OC CD QC (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.

1940 Canadian federal election: Lotbinière
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugues Lapointe 8,983
Independent Gérard Laliberté 4,627
1945 Canadian federal election: Lotbinière
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugues Lapointe 10,122
Independent Omer Langlois 5,813
1949 Canadian federal election: Lotbinière
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugues Lapointe 8,849
Independent Adrien Lambert 6,430
Union des électeurs BenjaminDemers 288
Progressive Conservative Marie-Joseph-Émile Rousseau 72
1953 Canadian federal election: Lotbinière
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hugues Lapointe 9,047
Progressive Conservative Rolland Legendre 6,879
1957 Canadian federal election: Lotbinière
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Raymond O'Hurley 8,372
Liberal Hugues Lapointe 7,823

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