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Élisée Thériault

Élisée Thériault (January 11, 1884 – July 30, 1958) was a lawyer and political figure in Quebec. He represented L'Islet in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1916 to 1929 as a Liberal.

Élisée Thériault
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Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Kennebec
In office
Preceded byJoseph-Édouard Caron
Succeeded byErnest Benoît
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for L'Islet
In office
Preceded byJoseph-Octave Morin
Succeeded byAdélard Godbout
Personal details
Born(1884-01-11)January 11, 1884
Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, Quebec
DiedJuly 30, 1958(1958-07-30) (aged 74)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Cécile Hamel

He was born in Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, the son of Pierre Thériault and Marie-S. Saint-Pierre. Thériault was educated at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, the Collège de Lévis and the Université Laval. He was called to the Quebec bar in 1913 and set up practice in Quebec City. In 1914, he married Cécile Hamel. Thériault was named King's Counsel in 1924. He was a member of the municipal council for Quebec City from 1916 to 1918 and served as judicial counsel for the city of Quebec from 1918 to 1939. Thériault resigned his seat in the Quebec assembly after he was named to the Legislative Council of Quebec for Kennebec division.

He died in office in Quebec City at the age of 74 and was buried in the Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont at Sainte-Foy.


  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.