Louis Orville Breithaupt

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The Honourable
Louis Orville Breithaupt
18th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
In office
February 18, 1952 – December 30, 1957
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Vincent Massey
Premier Leslie Frost
Preceded by Ray Lawson
Succeeded by John Keiller MacKay
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Waterloo North
In office
1940–1952
Preceded by William Daum Euler
Succeeded by Norman Schneider
Constituency Waterloo North
Personal details
Born (1890-10-28)October 28, 1890
Kitchener, Ontario
Died December 12, 1960(1960-12-12) (aged 70)
Toronto, Ontario
Spouse(s) Sara Caskey
Mabel Louise White
Relations Louis Jacob Breithaupt (father)
Children Louis Paul Breithaupt
Alma mater University of Toronto
Occupation Businessman
Profession Politician
Religion United Church of Canada

Louis Orville Breithaupt (October 28, 1890 – December 12, 1960) served as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada, from 1952 to 1957.[1]

Born in Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario,[1] the son of Louis Jacob Breithaupt and Emma Alvarine Devitt,[2] he was educated at the University of Toronto. He became head of his family's leather business, Breithaupt Leather Company, in Kitchener. He was a Kitchener alderman for four years, and in 1923 became the youngest mayor in the city's history. He was a Liberal Member of Parliament from 1940 to 1952.[1]

Breithaupt was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1952 and served until 1957.[1]

In 1953, he was awarded an honorary LL.D from McMaster University.[3]

Breithaupt was active in many service organizations, such as the YMCA and Rotary Club. In 1959, he became Chancellor of Victoria University. Breithaupt died in Toronto in 1960 at the age of 70.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Louis Orville Breithaupt – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ "Honorary Degrees". McMaster University. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  4. ^ "The Honourable Louis Orville Breithaupt (1890–1960)". Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
William Daum Euler (Liberal)
Member of Parliament from Waterloo North
1940–1952
Succeeded by
Norman Schneider (Liberal)
Government offices
Preceded by
Ray Lawson
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
1952–1957
Succeeded by
John Keiller MacKay