Clovis-Thomas Richard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Clovis-Thomas Richard
Born (1892-05-08)May 8, 1892
South Framingham, Massachusetts[1]
Died August 22, 1976(1976-08-22) (aged 84)
New Brunswick, Canada Canada
Education University of St. Joseph's College
Dalhousie University
Occupation Lawyer, Politician
Political party
Liberal
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Alice-Bernadette Hayes
Children 4 children
Parent(s) Irénée Richard &
Marie LeBlanc

Clovis-Thomas Richard (May 8, 1892 – August 22, 1976) was a Canadian lawyer and political figure in the Province of New Brunswick.[2] He was born in South Framingham, Massachusetts and raised in College Bridge, New Brunswick. He was educated at University of St. Joseph's College, earning a BA degree before attending Dalhousie University where he graduated in 1918 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Richard was a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. After the war, he practiced law; then, in a 1926 by-election to replace Peter Veniot who had been elected to the House of Commons of Canada in Ottawa, Richard won election to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick as the Liberal party candidate for the riding of Gloucester County. He was reelected in 1930, 1935, 1939, and 1944.

Richard served as the Provincial Secretary-Treasurer from July 16, 1935 to January 10, 1940. He left provincial politics in 1945 to successfully run for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Gloucester. Reelected in the 1949 Federal election, he served in Ottawa until retiring from politics in 1952.

References[edit]

  1. ^ His attestation papers show that he was born in the United States.
  2. ^ Main reference: Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament
Provincial Government of Allison Dysart
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Antoine J. Léger 'Provincial Secretary-Treasurer'
1940–1949
J. J. Hayes Doone