Armand Russell

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Armand Russell
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Shefford
In office
1956–1973
Preceded by Gaston Ledoux
Succeeded by Richard Verreault
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Brome-Missisquoi
In office
1976–1980
Preceded by Glendon Pettes Brown
Succeeded by Pierre Paradis
Personal details
Born (1921-06-23)June 23, 1921
Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, Quebec
Died October 1, 2012(2012-10-01) (aged 91)
Waterloo, Quebec[1]
Political party Union Nationale

Armand Russell (June 23, 1921 – October 1, 2012) was a Canadian politician from Quebec.[2]

Background[edit]

He was born on June 23, 1921 in Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, Quebec.

Town politics[edit]

Russell served as City Councillor in 1949 and 1950 and as Mayor from 1950 to 1957 in Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford. He also served as Mayor of Waterloo, Quebec from 1957 to 1967.

Member of the legislature[edit]

He won a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the 1956 election for the Union Nationale in the riding of Shefford. He was re-elected in the 1960, 1962 and 1966 elections.

Cabinet Member[edit]

Russell was appointed to the Cabinet, serving as Minister responsible for Public Works from 1966 to 1967 and Minister of Public Works from 1967 to 1970. He was re-elected in the 1970 election, but was defeated in 1973 election.

Political comeback[edit]

Russell was re-elected in the riding of Brome-Missisquoi in the 1976 election.

Federal politics[edit]

He resigned to run as a Progressive Conservative in 1980 election in the riding of Shefford. He lost against Liberal candidate Jean Lapierre.

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec general election, 1976: Brome-Missisquoi
Party Candidate Votes %
Union Nationale Armand Russell 11,380 49.27
Liberal Glendon P. Brown 5,450 23.60
Parti Québécois Gérard Comptois 4,772 20.66
Ralliement créditiste Normand Chouinard 1,087 4.71
Parti national populaire Jean-Gilles Chagnon 262 1.13
     Independent Foster Wightman 100 0.43
     Independent Maurice Juteau 47 0.20
Total valid votes 23,098 98.72
Rejected and declined votes 514 2.18
Turnout 23,612 82.93
Electors on the lists 28,473
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.