Donat Raymond

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Donat Raymond
Senator for De la Vallière, Quebec
In office
December 20, 1926 – June 5, 1963
Appointed byWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded byAlfred Thibaudeau
Succeeded byRomuald Bourque
Personal details
Born(1880-01-03)January 3, 1880
Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Quebec, Canada
DiedJune 5, 1963(1963-06-05) (aged 83)
Political partyLiberal
OccupationFinancier

Joseph Donat Raymond (January 3, 1880 – June 5, 1963) was a Canadian Senator and builder in the National Hockey League.

Born in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Quebec, Donat was a member of the Canadian Senate as a Liberal Party from 1926 to 1963. Donat was also head of the Canadian Arena Company that helped designed arenas throughout Canada. One of the major arenas he re-built was the Montreal Forum in 1968. One of his final acts was to approve the financing and plans of the arena before he died. He won 8 Stanley Cup, 2 with the Montreal Maroons 1926-35, and 5 more cups with Montreal Canadiens in 1944-46-53-56-57.

Donat was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

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