Georges Gauthier

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Georges Gauthier
Archbishop of Montreal
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Archdiocese Montreal
Installed 1939
Term ended 1940
Predecessor Paul Bruchési
Successor Joseph Charbonneau
Personal details
Born (1871-10-09)9 October 1871
Montreal, Quebec
Died 31 August 1940(1940-08-31) (aged 68)

Georges Gauthier (9 October 1871 – 31 August 1940) was a French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal and the first rector of the Université de Montréal.

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Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of François-Xavier Gauthier and Marie Généreux, he was ordained a Priest in 1894 and ordained a Bishop in 1912. On 20 September 1939, he was appointed the third Archbishop of Montreal and served until his death in 1940.

In 1917, he was appointed Vice-Rector of the Université Laval à Montréal and when it became an independent school in 1920 he served as the first rector until 1923.

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