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Jean-Pierre Côté
23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
April 27, 1978 – March 28, 1984
MonarchElizabeth II
Governors GeneralJules Léger
Edward Schreyer
PremierRené Lévesque
Preceded byHugues Lapointe
Succeeded byGilles Lamontagne
Senator for Kennebec, Quebec
In office
September 1, 1972 – April 27, 1978
Preceded byCyrille Vaillancourt
Succeeded byClaude Wagner
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Longueuil
In office
April 8, 1963 – October 30, 1972
Preceded byPierre Sévigny
Succeeded byJacques Olivier
Personal details
Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté

(1926-01-09)January 9, 1926
Montreal, Quebec
DiedJuly 10, 2002(2002-07-10) (aged 76)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
CabinetPostmaster General (1965–1968)
Minister of National Revenue (1968–1970)
Minister Without Portfolio (1970–1971)
Postmaster General (1971–1972)
Minister of Communications (Acting) (1971)

Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté PC OC (January 9, 1926 – July 10, 2002) was a Canadian parliamentarian and the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

Early life

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Émile Côté and Cédia Roy, he studied to be a dental technician at the École technique de denturologie in Montreal.

Member of Parliament

In the 1963 federal elections, he was elected in the riding of Longueuil as the Liberal candidate. He was re-elected in 1965 and 1968. He held quite a few ministerial positions including Postmaster General, Minister of National Revenue, Minister without Portfolio, and Minister of Communications (Acting). He did not run for re-election in 1972.

Senate of Canada

In 1972, he was appointed to the senate representing the senatorial division of Kennebec, Quebec. He resigned in 1978.

Lieutenant Governor of Quebec

In 1978, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He served until 1984.


On July 31, 1948, he married Marie Anne Germaine Tremblay (17 September 1922 - 31 January 2011). They had eight children together: Andrée, Gilbert, Danielle, Robert, Paul, Hélène, Jocelyne, Isabelle.[1]



He was also an accomplished landscape painter.[2] His paintings are quite sought after.[3]


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