Joseph-Ernest Grégoire

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Joseph-Ernest Grégoire
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montmagny
In office
1935 – 1939
Preceded by Charles-Abraham Paquet
Succeeded by Fernand Choquette
Mayor of Quebec City
In office
1934–1938
Preceded by Henri-Edgar Lavigueur
Succeeded by Lucien-Hubert Borne
Personal details
Born (1886-07-31)July 31, 1886
Disraëli, Quebec
Died September 17, 1980(1980-09-17) (aged 94)
Quebec City, Quebec

Joseph-Ernest Grégoire (July 31, 1886 – September 17, 1980) was a French Canadian politician.[1]

Background[edit]

He was born in Disraeli, Quebec on July 31, 1886. He was an attorney and a professor. He also was the father of Gilles Grégoire, a co-founder of the Parti Québécois.

Mayor of Quebec[edit]

Grégoire ran for mayor in Quebec City in 1934 and won, defeating Oscar Drouin. His term of office ended in 1938.

Member of the legislature[edit]

He was elected as the Action libérale nationale candidate to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in 1935 in the riding of Montmagny. He was re-elected in 1936 as the Union Nationale candidate.

In 1937, he and colleagues René Chaloult, Oscar Drouin, Philippe Hamel and Adolphe Marcoux left the Union Nationale. They founded a short-lived party that was called Parti national.[2] Grégoire did not run for re-election in 1939.

Death[edit]

He died on September 17, 1980.

Honors[edit]

In 1934, Grégoire was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. In 1935, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Member of the Barreau du Quebec in 1913, he practiced law from 1938 to 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
  2. ^ Chronologie parlementaire depuis 1791 (1937-1939)