Aurélien Bélanger

Politician

1878 – 1953

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Who was Aurélien Bélanger?

Aurélien Bélanger was an Ontario political figure. He represented Russell in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal and Independent Liberal from 1923 to 1929 and Prescott as a Liberal from 1934 to 1948.

He was born in Sainte-Scholastique, Quebec in 1878, the son of Zotique Belanger, and studied at the Université Laval. Bélanger was a professor at the University of Ottawa, school inspector for Russell County, director of bilingual schools for the city of Ottawa and president of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Ottawa. He married Alida, the daughter of Télesphore Rochon. Bélanger was one of the founders of the newspaper Le Droit in 1912. He was defeated by Charles Avila Séguin for the Russell seat in 1929. He died at Ottawa in 1953.

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Born
Mar 18, 1878
Died
Feb 12, 1953
Ottawa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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