|Antonio J. Barrette|
|18th Premier of Quebec|
January 8, 1960 – July 5, 1960
|Lieutenant Governor||Onésime Gagnon|
|Preceded by||Paul Sauvé|
|Succeeded by||Jean Lesage|
|MNA for Joliette|
August 17, 1936 – September 15, 1960
|Preceded by||Lucien Dugas|
|Succeeded by||Gaston Lambert|
May 26, 1899|
|Died||December 15, 1968
|Political party||Union Nationale|
|Spouse(s)||Marie-Estelle Guilbault (m. 1924)|
|Profession||Machinist, Insurance broker|
Member of the legislature
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.
Premier of Quebec
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.
Elections as party leader
He lost the 1960 election to Jean Lesage.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Complete List of Posts
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Union Nationale
Edgar D'Arcy McGreer
|Canadian Ambassador to Greece
Arthur Edward Blanchette