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Alphonse Fournier, PC (March 24, 1893 – October 8, 1961) was a Canadian politician.

Alphonse Fournier
Alphonse Fournier.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Hull
In office
1930–1953
Preceded byJoseph-Éloi Fontaine
Succeeded byAlexis Caron
Personal details
Born(1893-03-24)March 24, 1893
Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
DiedOctober 8, 1961(1961-10-08) (aged 68)
RelationsJoseph-Célestin Nadon, cousin
ChildrenRoy Fournier, Robert Fournier, Louis Fournier, Raymonde Farley
CabinetMinister of Public Works (1942–1953)
PortfolioLeader of the Government in the House of Commons (1948–1953)
Liberal Party House Leader (1948–1953)

Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, he was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the Quebec riding of Hull in the 1930 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1935, 1940, 1945, and 1949.[1]

Hon. Alphone Fournier and colleagues in the 16th Canadian Ministry (Rear, L-R): Hons. J. J. McCann, Paul Martin, Joseph Jean, J. A. Glen, Brooke Claxton, Alphonse Fournier, Ernest Bertrand, A. G. L. McNaughton, Lionel Chevrier, D. C. Abbott, D. L. MacLaren

From 1942 to 1953, he was the Minister of Public Works. From 1948 to 1953, he was the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Liberal Party House Leader.[1]

His, son, Roy Fournier, was also a member of the Quebec parliament and solicitor general for the province of Quebec.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alphonse Fournier – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ "Roy Fournier" (in French).