Michel Auger (politician)

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Michel Auger
Member of Parliament
for Shefford
In office
Preceded by Lucius Seth Huntington
Succeeded by Antoine Audet
Personal details
Born November 18, 1830
St. Pie, Lower Canada
Died May 12, 1909(1909-05-12) (aged 78)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party Independent Liberal
Spouse(s) Priscilla Nicol
Profession farmer, mill owner

Michel Auger (November 18, 1830 – May 12, 1909) was a Canadian politician, farmer and mill owner. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1882 federal election as an Independent Liberal, representing the riding of Shefford.[1]

Born in St. Pie, Lower Canada,[2] Auger was educated at the Grand Ligne Mission School and at the Hamilton Academy in Hamilton, New York. In 1856, he married Priscilla Nicol. Auger served five years as mayor of Sainte-Prudentienne,[3] a village now within the modern municipality of Roxton Pond.

He first ran in the 1878 election as an Independent Liberal in opposition to the party's incumbent MP Lucius Seth Huntington, but was defeated by Huntington.[4] In 1882, however, local Conservative supporters swung solidly behind Auger in a bid to punish Huntington for his role in exposing the Pacific Scandal, resulting in Auger's election.[4]

He ran for reelection in the 1887 election as an Independent Liberal, but was defeated by Conservative Antoine Audet. He died in Toronto in 1909.[5]


  1. ^ Henry James Morgan, The Dominion Annual Register and Review 1882. Hunter, Rose and Company, 1883. p. 410.
  2. ^ Fabien René Édouard Campeau, Illustrated Guide to the House of Commons and Senate of Canada, Volume 3. A. Bureau, 1885.
  3. ^ J. A. Gemmill, The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1883. J. Durie & Son, 1883.
  4. ^ a b Sketches of Some Early Shefford Pioneers. Waterloo Public Library (Waterloo, Quebec), 1905.
  5. ^ [1]

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