Jean Côté

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For the hamlet in northern Alberta, see Jean Cote, Alberta.
Jean Léon Côté
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 22, 1909 – March 25, 1913
Preceded by William Bredin
Succeeded by Alexander Grant MacKay
Constituency Athabasca
In office
March 25, 1913 – November 10, 1923
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Leonidas Giroux
Constituency Grouard
Provincial Secretary
In office
September 25, 1918 – August 13, 1921
Preceded by Wilfrid Gariépy
Succeeded by Herbert Greenfield
Canadian Senator
In office
August 14, 1923 – September 23, 1924
Constituency Edmonton, Alberta
Personal details
Born May 26, 1867
Les Éboulements, Quebec
Died September 23, 1924
Political party provincial Liberal
federal Liberal
Occupation politician

Jean Léon Côté (May 26, 1867 – September 23, 1924) was a prominent Canadian politician. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1909 until 1923 sitting with the provincial Liberal party in both government and opposition. He vacated his provincial seat when he was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1923. He served until his death in 1924 sitting with the federal Liberal caucus.

Early life[edit]

Jean Léon Côté was born on May 26, 1867 in the village of Les Éboulements, Quebec.

Political career[edit]

Côté ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1909 Alberta general election. He stood as the Liberal candidate in the electoral district of Athabasca defeating incumbent Liberal candidate William Bredin in a hotly contested race.[1]

The 1913 boundary redistribution added a number of new electoral districts to the province. Côté ran for re-election in the new electoral district of Grouard for the election held that year. He won a comfortable margin of victory over the Conservative candidate to pick up the new seat for his party.[2]

Côté ran for a third term in office in the 1917 Alberta general election. He significantly increased his popular vote winning a landslide in the two way race.[3] After the election Côté was appointed to a provincial cabinet post in 1918. He assumed the responsibility of the Provincial Secretary position, and held it until his government was defeated in 1921.

Côté ran for a fourth term in office in the 1921 Alberta general election. He held his seat in a very hotly contested race over United Farmers candidate H.G. Dimsdale.[4] Côté managed to hang on despite most of the Liberal caucus getting swept out of office.

Côté was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Mackenzie King on August 14, 1923 to represent Alberta. He sat with the Liberal Party of Canada caucus. Côté vacated his seat in the Legislature on November 10, 1923. He held his seat for a year until he died on September 23, 1924.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athabasca Official Results 1909 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Grouard Official Results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Grouard Official Results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Grouard Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 

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