Jean-Louis Baribeau

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Jean-Louis Baribeau
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Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Shawinigan
In office
Preceded by Némèse Garneau
Succeeded by Legislative Council abolished in 1968
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Champlain
In office
1930 – 1935
Preceded by Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers
Succeeded by Hervé-Edgar Brunelle
Personal details
Born (1893-03-19)March 19, 1893
Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Mauricie, Quebec
Died December 26, 1975(1975-12-26) (aged 82)
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Political party Conservative

Jean-Louis Baribeau (March 19, 1893 – December 26, 1975) was a Canadian politician and a Member of the House of Commons.[1]


He was born on March 19, 1893 in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Mauricie, the son of Donat Baribeau and Joséphine Lacroix, and was educated in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, at the Collège Sacré-Coeur in Victoriaville and at Griffin's Business College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Baribeau was a merchant. He was owner and president of Donat Baribeau & Fils Ltée, president of the Renardière de Sainte-Geneviève and a director of the Quebec retail merchants association. In 1923, he married Aimée Trudel.[2]

Municipal Politics[edit]

Baribeau was mayor of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan from 1929 to 1931, from 1937 to 1947 and from 1955 to 1957. He was also warden for Champlain County from 1936 to 1940.[2]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Baribeau ran as a Conservative candidate in the federal district of Champlain in 1930 and won.

However, he was defeated by Liberal candidate Hervé-Edgar Brunelle in 1935.

Legislative Councillor[edit]

In 1938 he was appointed on the advice of Premier Maurice Duplessis to the Legislative Council of Quebec. He represented the division of Shawinigan and sat with the members of the Union Nationale.

Baribeau served as Speaker of the Legislative Council from 1950 to 1960 and from 1966 until the institution was abolished in 1968.


He died in Trois-Rivières[2] on December 26, 1975.


  1. ^ Jean-Louis Baribeau – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Alphonse Raymond, Union Nationale
Speaker of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Hector Laferté, Liberal
Preceded by
Hector Laferté, Liberal
Speaker of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Legislative Council abolished in 1968