Hugues Lapointe

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The Honourable
Hugues Lapointe
22nd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
February 22, 1966 – April 27, 1978
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Georges Vanier
Roland Michener
Jules Léger
Premier Jean Lesage
Daniel Johnson, Sr.
Jean Jacques Bertrand
Robert Bourassa
René Lévesque
Preceded by Paul Comtois
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Côté
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lotbinière
In office
March 26, 1940 – June 10, 1957
Preceded by Joseph-Napoléon Francoeur
Succeeded by Raymond O'Hurley
Personal details
Born (1911-03-03)March 3, 1911
Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec
Died November 13, 1982(1982-11-13) (aged 71)
Sainte-Foy, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Relations Ernest Lapointe, father
Cabinet Postmaster General (1955–1957)
Minister of Veterans Affairs (1950–1957)
Solicitor General of Canada (1949–1950)
Portfolio Parliamentary 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 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec from 1966 (upon the death of Paul Comtois) to 1978.

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 practiced 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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