Paul Desruisseaux

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The Hon.
Paul Desruisseaux
Senator for Wellington, Quebec
In office
July 8, 1966 – May 1, 1980
Appointed byLester B. Pearson
Preceded byCharles Benjamin Howard
Succeeded byJacques Hébert
Personal details
Born(1905-05-01)May 1, 1905
Sherbrooke, Quebec
DiedFebruary 2, 1982(1982-02-02) (aged 76)
Political partyLiberal

Paul Desruisseaux (May 1, 1905 – February 2, 1982) was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician.

Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he studied law at the Université de Montréal and was called to the Quebec bar in 1934. He was the owner of La Tribune, a daily newspaper in Sherbrooke, CHLT radio station, CKTS radio station, and television station CHLT-TV.

In 1966, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Lester Pearson. A Liberal, he represented the senatorial division of Wellington, Quebec. He retired on his 75th birthday in 1980.


  • "Paul Desruisseaux". Globe and Mail. Canada. February 4, 1982.

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