Claire Boudreau

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Claire Boudreau
FRHSC AIH
Chief Herald of Canada
Assumed office
June 26, 2007
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Michaëlle Jean
David Johnston
Preceded by Robert Watt
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Herald

Claire Boudreau, FRHSC AIH (born 1965) is a Canadian historian, genealogist, and officer of arms. She has served as a herald in the Canadian Heraldic Authority since 17 March 1997 in the office of Saguenay Herald and later as Saint-Laurent Herald, to which office she succeeded on the retirement of Auguste Vachon, and then Deputy Chief Herald from 1 December 2005 until 26 June 2007, when she was made the second Chief Herald of Canada following the retirement of Robert Watt. She is also a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in heraldic studies. She is the author of many articles and publications. She has been the principal designer and administrator of the Authority’s pioneering online Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, which was unveiled in July 2005. She has been an Academician of the Académie Internationale d'Héraldique since 2000.

Arms[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • L'héritage Symbolique des Hérauts d'Armes: Dictionnaire Encyclopédique de l'Enseignement du Blason Ancien (XIVe-XVIe siècle) (Le Léopard d’or, Paris, 2006). ISBN 2-86377-204-X

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by
position created
Saguenay Herald
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Bruce Patterson
Preceded by
Auguste Vachon
Saint-Laurent Herald
2000–2007
Succeeded by
Bruce Patterson
Preceded by
Robert Watt
Chief Herald of Canada
2007–present
Incumbent