Joseph-Ernest Grégoire

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Joseph-Ernest Grégoire
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montmagny
In office
1935 – 1939
Preceded by Charles-Abraham Paquet
Succeeded by Fernand Choquette
Mayor of Quebec City
In office
1934–1938
Preceded by Henri-Edgar Lavigueur
Succeeded by Lucien-Hubert Borne
Personal details
Born (1886-07-31)July 31, 1886
Disraëli, Quebec
Died September 17, 1980(1980-09-17) (aged 94)
Quebec City, Quebec

Joseph-Ernest Grégoire CBE (July 31, 1886 – September 17, 1980) was a French Canadian politician.[1]

Background[edit]

He was born in Disraeli, Quebec on July 31, 1886. He was an attorney and a professor. Member of the Barreau du Quebec in 1913, he practiced law from 1938 to 1966.

Mayor of Quebec[edit]

Grégoire ran for mayor in Quebec City in 1934 and won, defeating Pierre Bertrand. He was reelected in the 1936 election, defeating Lucien Borne. He ran again in the 1938 election, but this time he was defeated by Lucien Borne.

Member of the legislature[edit]

He was elected as the Action libérale nationale candidate to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in 1935 in the riding of Montmagny. He was re-elected in 1936 as the Union Nationale candidate.

In 1937, he and colleagues René Chaloult, Oscar Drouin, Philippe Hamel and Adolphe Marcoux left the Union Nationale. They founded a short-lived party that was called Parti national.[2] Grégoire did not run for re-election in 1939.

Death[edit]

He died on September 17, 1980.

Family[edit]

He was the father of Gilles Grégoire.

Honors[edit]

In 1934, Grégoire was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. In the 1935 New Year Honours, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
  2. ^ Chronologie parlementaire depuis 1791 (1937-1939)