Joseph Irenée Rochefort

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Joseph Irenée Rochefort
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Champlain
In office
Preceded by Hervé-Edgar Brunelle
Succeeded by Paul Lahaye
Personal details
Born (1910-07-09)July 9, 1910
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec
Died April 4, 1979(1979-04-04) (aged 68)
Joliette, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Corinne Bourassa
(m. 1 Sep 1941)[1]

Joseph Irenée Rochefort (July 9, 1910 – April 4, 1979) was a Canadian politician and a Member of the House of Commons.[2]


He was born on July 9, 1910 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Mauricie. He was a musician and a real estate agent.

Political career[edit]

Rochefort ran as a Liberal candidate in the federal district of Champlain in 1949 and won. He was re-elected in 1953 and 1957.

He did not run for re-election in 1958 and was succeeded by Paul Lahaye of the Progressive Conservative Party.


Rue Rochefort (Rochefort Street) in Cap-de-la-Madeleine was named to honor him.


  1. ^ The Canadian parliamentary guide, 1958.
  2. ^ Joseph Irenée Rochefort, ParlInfo, Canadian Parliament