Joseph-Adolphe Richard

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Joseph-Adolphe Richard (February 14, 1887 – July 12, 1964) was a Liberal Member of the Canadian House of Commons.[1]

He was born on February 14, 1887 in Saint-Grégoire, Quebec and was a contractor.

Provincial Politics[edit]

Richard ran as a Liberal candidate in the provincial district of Saint-Maurice in the 1944 election. He received 23% of the vote and finished third, behind Marc Trudel of the Union Nationale and René Hamel of the Bloc populaire.

Member of Parliament[edit]

In the 1949 election, Richard successfully ran as a Liberal candidate for the federal district of Saint-Maurice—Laflèche, against Hamel, who was the incumbent.

He was re-elected in 1953, 1957 and 1958, but remained a backbencher.

He lost his re-election bid in 1962, against Social Credit candidate Gérard Lamy.

Under his tenure, a new main post office was constructed at 395 Avenue de la Station and the 62nd (Shawinigan) Field Artillery Regiment moved into a new armory, located at 1825 Boulevard Royal.

Footnotes[edit]

Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
René Hamel (Bloc Populaire)
MP for Saint-Maurice—Laflèche
19491962
Succeeded by
Gérard Lamy (Social Credit)