Wilfrid Hamel

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Mayor
Wilfrid Hamel
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Saint-Sauveur
In office
1939–1948
35th Mayor of Quebec City
In office
15 December 1953 – 1 December 1965
Preceded by Lucien-Hubert Borne
Succeeded by Gilles Lamontagne
Personal details
Born 16 July 1895
Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada
Died 31 December 1968(1968-12-31) (aged 73)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Spouse(s) Marie-Célina Martel (m. 11 June 1917)
Religion Roman Catholic

Wilfrid Hamel (16 July 1895 – 31 December 1968) was a Canadian politician, serving as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec and as Mayor of Quebec City.

His early career began in 1913 at the company Maranda et Labrecque, becoming a director there from 1925 to 1941. From 1940 to 1942, he was a church warden for the Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus Roman Catholic congregation.

In 1939, he was elected as a Liberal provincial member of Quebec's assembly in Saint-Sauveur riding and served in the cabinet of Premier Adélard Godbout as Minister of State and Minister of Land and Forests. Hamel was re-elected at Saint-Sauveur in 1944, but was defeated in the 1948 and 1952 elections.

Hamel was Mayor of Quebec City for twelve years, beginning in December 1953.

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