Hugh Proudfoot

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Hugh Proudfoot
Member of Parliament
for Pontiac—Témiscamingue
In office
June 1949 – March 1958
Personal details
Born John Hugh Proudfoot
(1912-05-18)18 May 1912
Fort-Coulonge, Quebec
Died 30 November 1980(1980-11-30) (aged 68)
Shawville, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Profession breeder, lumberman

John Hugh Proudfoot (18 May 1912 – 30 November 1980) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a breeder and lumberman by career.

The son of A.G. Proudfoot and Esther M. Creighton, [1] Hugh Proudfoot was born in Fort-Coulonge, Quebec where he served as mayor from 1945 to 1950.[2] In 1937, he married Iva Winifred Langford.[1] In the 1949 federal election, he won a Parliamentary seat at the Pontiac—Témiscamingue riding. Proudfoot was re-elected for successive terms in 1953 and 1957, then in 1958 was defeated by Paul Martineau of the Progressive Conservative party.

Proudfoot died in 1980, aged 68.[3]


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ "Répertoire des élus municipaux en Outaouais de 1845 à 1975 : Fort-Coulonge" (in French). Centre régional d'archives de l'Outaouais (Outaouais Regional Archives Centre). Retrieved 18 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Quebec Death Index, 1926–1996

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