Jean Le Moyne

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The Hon.
Jean Le Moyne
Senator for Rigaud senate division
In office
Appointed by Pierre Trudeau
Preceded by Carl Goldenberg
Succeeded by Gérald Beaudoin
Personal details
Born (1913-02-17)February 17, 1913
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died April 1, 1996(1996-04-01) (aged 83)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political party Liberal

Jean Le Moyne, OC (February 17, 1913 – April 1, 1996) was a Canadian journalist, researcher, screenwriter and senator.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1961 he wrote Convergences, winner of the 1961 Governor General's Award for French non-fiction. He won the Molson Prize in 1968.

On December 23, 1982 he was appointed to the Senate at the recommendation of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau representing the senatorial division of Rigaud, Quebec. He retired on his 75th birthday on February 17, 1988. He sat as a Liberal.[1]

In 1982, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "in recognition of his important contribution to Canadian humanities".[2]


Further reading[edit]

  • Thibault, G., & Hayward, M. (2014). Jean Le Moyne’s Itinéraire mécanologique: Machine Poetics, Reverie, and Technological Humanism. Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review (221), 56-72.

External links[edit]

  • Jean Le Moyne at the Internet Movie Database
  • Jean Le Moyne at The Canadian Encyclopedia
  • Mécanologie Research portal by professors Mark Hayward (York University, Canada) and Ghislain Thibault (Université de Montréal, Canada) supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council on the history of Canadian Mechanology, including exploring the relationship between Le Moyne and French philosophers of techniques (Gilbert Simondon, Jacques Lafitte, Henri Van Lier).