Antonio Barrette

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Antonio J. Barrette
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18th Premier of Quebec
In office
January 8, 1960 – July 5, 1960
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorOnésime Gagnon
Preceded byPaul Sauvé
Succeeded byJean Lesage
MNA for Joliette
In office
August 17, 1936 – September 15, 1960
Preceded byLucien Dugas
Succeeded byGaston Lambert
Personal details
Born(1899-05-26)May 26, 1899
Joliette, Quebec
DiedDecember 15, 1968(1968-12-15) (aged 69)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyUnion Nationale
Marie-Estelle Guilbault (m. 1924)
ProfessionMachinist, Insurance broker

Antonio J. Barrette (May 26, 1899 – December 15, 1968) was a Quebec politician born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.[1]

Member of the legislature[edit]

Barrette ran as a Conservative candidate in the provincial district of Joliette in the 1935 election but lost. He was elected as a Union Nationale candidate in the 1936 election and was re-elected in the 1939, 1944, 1948, 1952 against Liberal Leader Georges-Émile Lapalme, 1956 and 1960 elections.

Cabinet Member[edit]

Barrette served as Minister of Labour in the Cabinets of Maurice Duplessis and Paul Sauvé from August 30, 1944, to January 8, 1960.

Premier of Quebec[edit]

Following Sauvé's death, Barrette succeeded him as leader of the Union Nationale and Premier of Quebec on January 8, 1960. He was the 18th Premier of Quebec, but held office for only six months until the June 1960 election which he lost to Jean Lesage and the Quebec Liberal Party.


He resigned as both Leader of the Union Nationale and member of the National Assembly on September 15, 1960, and later served as Canadian ambassador to Greece from April 4, 1963, to July 12, 1966. He died in 1968 in Montreal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Antonio Barrette | The Canadian Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2020-03-24.

External links[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Paul Sauvé
Leader of the Union Nationale
Succeeded by
Yves Prévost
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edgar D'Arcy McGreer
Canadian Ambassador to Greece
Succeeded by
Arthur Edward Blanchette