Ferdinand Joseph Robidoux

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Ferdinand-Joseph Robidoux
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kent
In office
1911–1917
Preceded by Olivier J. Leblanc
Succeeded by Auguste Théophile Léger
Personal details
Born October 17, 1875
Shediac, New Brunswick
Died 1962
Political party Conservative

Ferdinand-Joseph Robidoux (October 17, 1875 – 1962) was a lawyer and political figure of Acadian descent in New Brunswick, Canada. He represented Kent in the Canadian House of Commons from 1911 to 1917 as a Conservative.[1]

He was born in Shediac, New Brunswick, the son of Ferdinand Robidoux, who was editor-owner of Le Moniteur acadien,[2] and Marguerite Michaud. Robidoux was educated at Saint Joseph's University. In 1913, he married Emily Annette Evans. Robidoux practised law in Richibucto. He served on the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission from 1925 to 1935 and the New Brunswick Liquor Control Board from 1927 to 1935. He served as secretary for Kent Municipality and as a member of the town council for Shediac. Robidoux ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons in 1908. He was defeated when he ran for re-election in the 1917 federal election held as a result of the Conscription Crisis of 1917. Robidoux ran as a supporter of the pro-conscription Unionist government and was defeated by an anti-conscription Laurier Liberal.

He founded L'Imprimerie Nationale and was publisher for La Nation from 1929 to 1930. He was the author of Les Conventions nationales des Acadiens, published in 1907.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferdinand Joseph Robidoux – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Vogan, Nancy (1994). "Israël-J.-D. Landry". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  3. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.