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Antonio J. Barrette (May 26, 1899 – December 15, 1968) was a Quebec politician born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.
Antonio J. Barrette
|18th Premier of Quebec|
January 8, 1960 – July 5, 1960
|Lieutenant Governor||Onésime Gagnon|
|Preceded by||Paul Sauvé|
|Succeeded by||Jean Lesage|
|MNA for Joliette|
August 17, 1936 – September 15, 1960
|Preceded by||Lucien Dugas|
|Succeeded by||Gaston Lambert|
|Born||May 26, 1899|
|Died||December 15, 1968 (aged 69)|
|Political party||Union Nationale|
|Profession||Machinist, Insurance broker|
Member of the legislatureEdit
Barrette ran as a Conservative candidate in the provincial district of Joliette in the 1935 election but lost. He was elected as a Union Nationale candidate in the 1936 election and was re-elected in the 1939, 1944, 1948, 1952 against Liberal Leader Georges-Émile Lapalme, 1956 and 1960 elections.
Barrette served as Minister of Labour in the Cabinets of Maurice Duplessis and Paul Sauvé from August 30, 1944, to January 8, 1960.
Premier of QuebecEdit
After Sauvé's death, Barrette succeeded him as leader of the Union Nationale and as Premier of Quebec on January 8, 1960. He was the 18th premier of Quebec, but he held office for only six months. At the June 1960 election, he lost to Jean Lesage's Quebec Liberal Party.
He resigned as both Leader of the Union Nationale and member of the National Assembly on September 15, 1960, and later served as Canadian ambassador to Greece from April 4, 1963, to July 12, 1966. He died in 1968 in Montreal.
- ^ "Antonio Barrette | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
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