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Armand Cloutier (31 December 1901 – 14 February 1982) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States, he was also an accountant and paymaster.

Armand Cloutier
Member of Parliament
for Drummond—Arthabaska
In office
March 1940 – June 1957
Preceded byWilfrid Girouard
Succeeded bySamuel Boulanger
Personal details
Born(1901-12-31)31 December 1901
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died14 February 1982(1982-02-14) (aged 80)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Jeannette Galarneau
(m. 22 July 1933)
Professionaccountant, paymaster
[1][2]

Cloutier was educated at the Commercial College in Victoriaville, then studied accounting at La Salle University in Chicago and also at the Alexander Hamilton Institute in New York.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Drummond—Arthabaska riding in the 1940 general election then re-elected for successive terms in 1945, 1949 and 1953. His first speech in the House of Commons was in February 1942, supporting Allied nations in the World War II effort but objected to proposals for military conscription to support overseas battles.[3] Cloutier was defeated by Samuel Boulanger, an independent liberal candidate, in the 1957 election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1954). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ Normandin, Pierre G. (1957). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  3. ^ "Armand Cloutier Makes Maiden Speech at Ottawa". The Drummondville Spokesman. 18 February 1942. p. 1. Retrieved 9 June 2010.

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