Rodolphe Leduc

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Rodolphe Leduc (April 11, 1902 – December 2, 1993) was a Canadian politician.[1]

Born in Sarsfield, Ontario,[1] the son of Alfred Leduc and Célinas Bertrand, he graduated from the Université de Montréal with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1924. Dr. Leduc established his first dental practice in Maniwaki, Quebec shortly after graduation. In 1926, he married Irene Nault[2] (1904–2005) of Maniwaki. First elected as a member of the Liberal Party to the House of Commons in 1936 representing the district of Wright, he served until 1945 and then subsequently from 1954-1966.[1] Dr. Leduc was the only French Canadian member of Parliament to support Mackenzie King's Conscription bill during World War II, a stance which was highly unpopular but which reflected his deep belief in the Canadian federalist system.[citation needed]

An avid fisherman and hunter, Dr. Leduc established a popular tourist camp on 31 Mile Lake near Maniwaki, Quebec. Dr. Leduc won several Arizona state shuffleboard championships during his winter retirement there.[citation needed]

Dr. and Mrs. Leduc had 6 children: Jeannine, Pauline, Bernard, Fernand, Lise and Renee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rodolphe Leduc – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Fizalam-William Perras
Member of Parliament for Wright
1936–1945
Succeeded by
Léon-Joseph Raymond
Preceded by
Joseph-Célestin Nadon
Member of Parliament for Gatineau
1954–1965
Succeeded by
Gaston Isabelle