Louis de la Chesnaye Audette, OC (April 7, 1907 – April 2, 1995[citation needed]) was a Canadian lawyer, naval officer and civil servant.

Louis de la Chesnaye Audette
Born(1907-04-07)April 7, 1907
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
DiedApril 2, 1995(1995-04-02) (aged 87)
RelativesAndrew Stuart, grandfather
AwardsOrder of Canada

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Louis-Arthur Audette and Mary-Grace Stuart, the tenth child of Andrew Stuart, he was educated as a lawyer and practiced in Montreal during the 1930s.[citation needed] During World War II, he served with the Royal Canadian Navy and commanded several ships (HMCS Pictou, Amherst, Coaticook, and St. Catharines) in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. He was mentioned in dispatches and left the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant commander.[citation needed] As a reserve officer, he was later promoted to commander.[citation needed]

After the war, from 1947 to 1959, he a member of the Canadian Maritime Commission and its chairman from 1954 to 1959. From 1959 to 1972, he was Chairman of the Tariff Board of Canada.[1]

In 1974, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. His oral history of his wartime adventures was published in Salty Dips Vol. 2 (1985.)[2]

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  1. ^ National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage (1992). Louis de la Chesnaye Audette fonds. Archives Association of Ontario. Retrieved 2014-03-18. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Salty Dips, named for the sorts of stories sailors tell, was published by the Ottawa branch of the Naval Officers' Association of Canada.

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