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Léonard-David Sweezey Tremblay (16 April 1896 – 19 September 1968) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec and became a journalist and public servant by career.

The Hon.

Léonard Tremblay
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Dorchester
In office
October 1935 – September 1965
Preceded byOnésime Gagnon
Succeeded byRobert Perron
Senator for Lauzon, Quebec
In office
1953–1965
Appointed byLouis St. Laurent
Preceded byEugène Paquet
Succeeded byJean-Paul Deschatelets
Personal details
Born
Léonard-David Sweezey Tremblay

(1896-04-16)16 April 1896
Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Died19 September 1968(1968-09-19) (aged 72)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Beatrice Cote
m. 17 May 1920[1]
Professionjournalist, public servant

Tremblay was educated at Lauzon College and served in both World War I and World War II.[1] He was first elected to Parliament at the Dorchester riding in the 1935 general election then re-elected there in 1940, 1945 and 1949. The margin of victory of the 1949 election was particularly small, as Progressive Conservative candidate Gérard Corriveau trailed by 221 votes.[2]

At the end of the 21st Canadian Parliament in June 1953, Tremblay was appointed to the Senate under the Lauzon division and remained in the Senate until September 1965.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1952). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ Bain, George (6 August 1953). "Quebec Prospect: PC's See Victory in Dorchester". The Globe and Mail. p. 13.

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