Auguste Théophile Léger
|Auguste Théophile Léger|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Ferdinand Joseph Robidoux|
|Succeeded by||Alexandre Joseph Doucet|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for Kent County|
January 4, 1852|
Cocagne, New Brunswick
|Died||October 28, 1923
Campbellton, New Brunswick
Born in Cocagne, Kent County, New Brunswick, the son of Francois Auguste and Sophia Eleanore (Bertrand) Léger, Léger was educated in public schools in Cocagne. He was a farmer and later worked for the Intercolonial Railway on construction work at Nappan, Nova Scotia. He served his apprenticeship in the blacksmith trade with his brother and moved to Saint-Louis, New Brunswick where he worked as a blacksmith. He later worked in the lumber business. Léger was postmaster of Saint-Louis from 1882 to 1891.
In 1891, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for the electoral district of Kent County. A New Brunswick Liberal, he was defeated in 1892. In 1893, he was appointed County Sheriff and served until 1908. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the electoral district of Kent in the 1917 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1921.
He was married twice: to Adeline Hebert in 1874 and later to Marie-Magdelaine Babineau.
- "Prominent people of the Maritime Provinces (in business and professional life)". Internet Archive. 1922.
- Auguste Théophile Léger – Parliament of Canada biography
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
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