Pierre-Alexis Tremblay

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Pierre-Alexis ("Pitre") Tremblay
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Chicoutimi—Saguenay
In office
Succeeded by William Evan Price
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Charlevoix
In office
Preceded by Simon-Xavier Cimon
Succeeded by Hector-Louis Langevin
In office
Preceded by Hector-Louis Langevin
Succeeded by Joseph-Stanislas Perrault
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Chicoutimi-Saguenay
In office
Succeeded by Michel Guillaume Baby
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Chicoutimi—Saguenay
In office
Preceded by David Edward Price
Succeeded by None
Personal details
Born (1827-12-27)December 27, 1827
La Malbaie, Lower Canada
Died January 4, 1879(1879-01-04) (aged 51)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political party Liberal

Pierre-Alexis ("Pitre") Tremblay (December 27, 1827 – January 4, 1879) was a surveyor and Quebec political figure. He was a Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1875 and 1878 to 1879.

He was born at La Malbaie, Lower Canada in 1827 and studied at the Petit Séminaire of Quebec. Near the end of 1853, he began carrying out surveys in the Saguenay region. As a journalist, he contributed to a number of newspapers of the time: Le Canadien, La Nation, Le National, L’Événement and L’Éclaireur. He was elected to Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Chicoutimi—Saguenay in an 1865 by-election.

In 1867, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in Chicoutimi-Saguenay; in the same year he was elected to the House of Commons in the same riding; such dual mandates were legal at the time. He was re-elected provincially in 1871 in the same seat, and in 1872 he was elected in Charlevoix federally. He resigned from the Quebec seat in 1874 when holding seats in both legislatures became illegal. His election in Charlevoix was invalidated in August 1875. He was defeated in a by-election held in 1876 but was able to overturn this result in the Supreme Court of Canada in 1877 by demonstrating that the Quebec clergy had exerted undue influence against him during the election. He represented Charlevoix federally from 1878 until his death in Quebec City in 1879.

From 1862 to 1868, he was involved with Félicité Angers, better known as the author Laure Conan, but he married Mary Ellen Connoly in 1870.

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