Paul Comtois

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The Hon.

Paul Comtois
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Nicolet—Yamaska
In office
June 10, 1957 – October 12, 1961
Preceded byMaurice Boisvert
Succeeded byClément Vincent
21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
October 12, 1961 – February 22, 1966
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralGeorges Vanier
PremierJean Lesage
Preceded byOnésime Gagnon
Succeeded byHugues Lapointe
Personal details
Born(1895-08-22)August 22, 1895
Pierreville, Quebec
DiedFebruary 21, 1966(1966-02-21) (aged 70)
Sillery, Quebec
Political partyProgressive Conservative
RelationsCharles-Ignace Gill, grand-nephew
CabinetMinister of Mines and Technical Surveys (1957–1961)

Paul Comtois, PC (August 22, 1895 – February 21, 1966) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Pierreville, Quebec, the son of Urbain Comtois and Elizabeth McCaffrey, he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Commons of Canada in the 1930 federal election and in a 1933 by-election. He was elected in 1957 election for the riding of Nicolet—Yamaska. A Progressive Conservative, he was re-elected in the 1958 election. From 1957 to 1961, he was the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys. In 1961, he was appointed the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

He served until 1966, when he was killed in a fire that destroyed his official residence. While trying to save the Blessed Sacrament from the private chapel, he was overcome by the flames.

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