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George Russell Boucher (December 13, 1899 – November 8, 1970) was a Canadian politician and barrister.

George Russell Boucher
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Carleton
In office
1940–1948
Preceded byAlonzo Hyndman
Succeeded byGeorge A. Drew
Personal details
BornDecember 13, 1899
Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada
DiedNovember 8, 1970, (aged 70)
Unknown
NationalityCanadian
Political partyConservative Party of Canada (Until 1945); Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (From 1945)
Occupationbarrister

Born in Dunrobin, Ontario, Boucher (pronounced like voucher, not as in the French) was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in an August 1940 by-election as a Member of the Conservative Party to represent the riding of Carleton. He succeeded Alonzo Hyndman who died shortly after his re-election in the March 1940 federal election. He was a member of the Joint Committee on Location of the Seat of Government in the City of Ottawa. Boucher was re-elected in 1945 as a Progressive Conservative. He resigned his seat in 1948 in order to allow new party leader George A. Drew, who did not have a seat in the House of Commons, to contest Carleton in a by-election.[1]

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  1. ^ "Drew Will Seek Federal Seat in Carleton County: Boucher Will Resign In Favor of Leader". The Evening Citizen. Ottawa. 1948-10-29. p. 17.

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