Henry Lemaître Auger

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Henry Lemaître Auger (1873-1948) was a Canadian politician and a two-term Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec.[1]

Background[edit]

He was born in Massachusetts on May 2, 1873 and got married to Marie-Éva Héroux in Trois-Rivières, Mauricie in 1906.

City Councillor[edit]

He ran for a seat on the city council of Montreal in 1930 and won against incumbent Damase Généreux. He represented the district of Saint-Jacques. He was re-elected in 1932 and 1934. He resigned in 1936 to enter provincial politics.

Member of the legislature[edit]

Auger ran as a Conservative candidate in the provincial district of Montréal–Saint-Jacques in the 1935 election and won.

He joined Maurice Duplessis's Union Nationale and was re-elected in the 1936 election. He was appointed to the Cabinet and served as Minister of Colonization until his defeated against Liberal candidate Joseph-Roméo Toupin in the 1939 election.

Death[edit]

He died on June 10, 1948 in Montreal.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Irénée Vautrin (Liberal)
MLA, District of Montréal–Saint-Jacques
1935-1939
Succeeded by
Joseph-Roméo Toupin (Liberal)