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Joseph-Adolphe Tessier

Joseph-Adolphe Tessier
Minister of Transportation of Quebec
In office
1914–1921
Mayor of Trois-Rivières
In office
1913–1921
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec
In office
1904–1914
Personal details
Born(1861-12-17)December 17, 1861
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Canada East
DiedNovember 8, 1928(1928-11-08) (aged 66)
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
SpouseMarie-Louise-Elmire Guillet
OccupationPolitician

Joseph-Adolphe Tessier (December 17, 1861 – November 8, 1928) was a politician from Quebec, Canada.[1]

Background

He was born on December 17, 1861, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Mauricie. He was a lawyer and a senior army officer of the local military reserve. He was married to Marie-Louise-Elmire Guillet.

Mayor of Trois-Rivières

He was Mayor of Trois-Rivières from 1913 to 1921.

Member of the legislature

He ran as a Liberal candidate in the district of Trois-Rivières in 1904 and won. He was re-elected in 1908 and 1912. He was Deputy Speaker of the House from 1912 to 1914.

Member of the Cabinet

Tessier resigned from his seat to accept a position in Premier Lomer Gouin's Cabinet and was re-elected in a by-election. He served as Minister of Transportation from 1914 until 1921.

He was re-elected in 1916 and 1919.

Retirement from politics

Tessier resigned in 1921 to accept a government appointment. He died in Trois-Rivières on November 8, 1928.[2]

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  2. ^ "Hon. Joseph A. Tessier Dead". Windsor Star. Three Rivers, Quebec. November 5, 1928. p. 26. Retrieved July 9, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.


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