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Dennis James O'Connor (January 27, 1886 – November 26, 1946) was a Quebec politician.

Dennis James O'Connor
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Châteauguay—Huntingdon
In office
January 27, 1930 – July 28, 1930
Preceded by James Robb
Succeeded by John Clarke Moore
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Huntingdon
In office
1941–1946
Preceded by James Walker Ross
Succeeded by John Gillies Rennie
Personal details
Born (1886-01-27)January 27, 1886
Godmanchester, Quebec
Died November 26, 1946(1946-11-26) (aged 60)
Huntingdon, Quebec
Political party Liberal

An Irish Quebecer, O'Connor was born in Godmanchester, Quebec to farmer Andrew O'Connor and his wife, Mary Walsh. He studied agriculture at Macdonald College and engineering through International Correspondence Schools.

O'Connor worked as a farmer and was also involved with O'Connor Brothers, his family's road construction firm, and owned and operated a garage. He became president of the chamber of commerce in Huntingdon, Quebec and served as an alderman on the town council from 1917 to 1922 and as mayor of Huntingdon from 1922 to 1931. He then served as chairman of the school board from 1937 to 1946.[1]

O'Connor was elected to the Canadian House of Commons by acclamation as the Liberal MP for Châteauguay—Huntingdon in a January 27, 1930 by-election but lost the seat in the 1930 federal election, held six months later, losing by fewer than 500 votes to Conservative John Clarke Moore.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec as the Quebec Liberal Party MLA for Huntingdon in a 1941 by-election and was re-elected in 1944 provincial election. O'Connor died in office in 1946 at the age of 60.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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

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