Auguste Théophile Léger

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Auguste Théophile Léger
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kent
In office
1917–1923
Preceded by Ferdinand Joseph Robidoux
Succeeded by Alexandre Joseph Doucet
Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for Kent County
In office
1891–1892
Personal details
Born (1852-01-04)January 4, 1852
Cocagne, New Brunswick
Died October 28, 1923(1923-10-28) (aged 71)
Campbellton, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal

Auguste Théophile Léger (January 4, 1852 – October 28, 1923) was a Canadian politician from the province of 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.[1]

Léger died in office in Campbellton at the age of 71.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.