Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | April 28, 2016

Photograph of the Week. Lucien Lamoureux, Speaker of the House of Commons.

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Liberal leader Lester (Mike) Pearson, centre, joins Stormont candidate Lucien Lamoureux, left, and campaign worker Lawrence Miller while mainstreaming during July 1962 deferred election in the riding. Lamoureux, who went on to become Speaker of the House of Commons, defeated Conservative Grant Campbell by fewer than 100 votes.

I believe that the trio are on the steps of the Royal Hotel in Cornwall’s East End.

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Lucien Lamoureux and Liberal Party workers, appear to be looking at successful election results.

The Honouarable Lucien Lamoureux, MA, L.Ph, QC, MP.

Born in Ottawa and educated in Ottawa primary and secondary schools.  Attended the University of Ottawa and obtained a BA, L.Ph., and MA.  He studied law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, and was subsequently called to the Bar as a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

After graduation, Lamoureux was appointed Executive Assistant to the Hon. Lionel Chevrier, Minister of Transport, until 1954, when he started practicing law in Cornwall, as the senior partner in the firm of Lamoureux, Rouleau and Forget; he was made a Queen’s Counsel, and awarded Honourary Doctors of Law from the University of Ottawa and Dalhousie U.

He was active in public affairs, particularly education; former Director of the Children’s Aid Soc., Community Chest, Service Club Council,Richelieu Club, Hon. President of the Alumnae Assoc. of the U. of Ottawa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ottawa General Hospital, visiting professor of Law, Civil Law, U. of Ottawa and Chancellor of the University of Windsor.

Lamoureux was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Stormont County in 1962, 1963 and 1965 and re elected in 1968 as a Independent for the Counties of Stormont-Dundas.

He was appointed Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairman of Committees of the Whole for the 26th Parliament.  Following the 1965 General Election, he was elected Speaker of the House for the 27th Parliament.  In 1968, he was re elected Speaker of the House for the 28th Parliament etc., etc.

Lamoureux died in 1998.

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U.S. President Richard Nixon, on the left, Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau in the centre and Lucien Lamoureux on the right.

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Claire Lamoureux, shaking hands.

These are just a very few of the hundreds of photographs of Cornwall and area politicians in the archives of the Cornwall Community Musuem.

 

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