Édouard Lacroix

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Édouard Lacroix
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beauce
In office
1925–1943
Preceded by Henri Sévérin Béland
Succeeded by Ludger Dionne
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Beauce
In office
1944–1945
Preceded by Henri-René Renault
Succeeded by Georges-Octave Poulin
Personal details
Born (1889-01-06)January 6, 1889
Sainte-Marie, Quebec
Died January 19, 1963(1963-01-19) (aged 74)
Saint-Georges, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Children Robert Dutil, grandson

Édouard Lacroix (January 6, 1889 – January 19, 1963) was a politician and business person in Quebec, Canada.[1]

Background[edit]

He was born on January 6, 1889 in Sainte-Marie, Quebec. He made career in forestry and opened a lumber plant in Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine.[2] He was the grandfather of businessmen Marcel and Robert Dutil.

Member of Parliament[edit]

Lacroix ran as a Liberal candidate in the district of Beauce in the 1925 federal election and won. He was re-elected in the 1926, 1930, 1935 and 1940 elections.

He left the Liberals and joined the Bloc Populaire Canadien on February 18, 1943. He resigned his seat on July 11, 1944 to switch to provincial politics.

Provincial politics[edit]

Lacroix, who had been a supporter of the Action libérale nationale in the 1930s, successfully ran as a Bloc Populaire candidate in the provincial district of Beauce in the 1944 provincial election. He never took his seat at the Legislative Assembly. He resigned and left politics on May 14, 1945.

Death[edit]

He died on January 19, 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
  2. ^ Édouard Lacroix, Un Beauceron Gaspésien

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