Robert Cauchon

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Robert Cauchon
Mayor of Valleyfield, Quebec
In office
1944–1947
Preceded by Louis VI Major
Succeeded by O.E. Caza
Member of Parliament
for Beauharnois
In office
June 1949 – August 1953
Preceded by Maxime Raymond
Succeeded by riding became Beauharnois—Salaberry
Member of Parliament
for Beauharnois—Salaberry
In office
August 1953 – March 1958
Preceded by riding formed from Beauharnois
Succeeded by Gérard Bruchési
Mayor of Valleyfield, Quebec
In office
1960–1968
Preceded by Louis Quevillon
Succeeded by O.E. Caza
Personal details
Born (1900-09-10)10 September 1900
La Malbaie, Quebec
Died 17 December 1980(1980-12-17) (aged 80)[1]
Political party Liberal
Profession stenographer

Robert Cauchon CM (10 September 1900 – 17 December 1980) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons.

Cauchon was born in La Malbaie, Quebec and became a stenographer. He became an alderman of Valleyfield, Quebec in 1943. The following year, he became the municipality's mayor of that municipality and remained in that role until 1947.[2]

After an unsuccessful attempt to win the Beauharnois—Laprairie riding in the 1945 federal election, Cauchon won a Parliamentary seat in the 1949 election at Beauharnois riding. He was re-elected to a second term in 1949, then with a riding change to Beauharnois—Salaberry he was re-elected to Parliament in 1953 and 1957. In the 1958 election, Cauchon was defeated by Gérard Bruchési of the Progressive Conservative party.

Cauchon became a member of the Order of Canada in 1977, based on his contributions to community management in Canada and his work to promote industry in his home community of Valleyfield, including his role as president of the Valleyfield Port Corporation. He died aged 80.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Robert Cauchon, C.M.". Governor General of Canada. 11 July 1977. Retrieved 2009-06-18.  Order of Canada citation.
  2. ^ Boileau, Jean, ed. (June 1988). Un grand courant d'histoire (pdf) (in French). Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. pp. 23–28. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

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