Théodore Robitaille

Politician

1834 – 1897

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Who was Théodore Robitaille?

Théodore Robitaille, PC was a Canadian physician, politician, and the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

Born in Varennes, Lower Canada, the son of Louis-Adolphe Robitaille and Marie-Justine Monjeau, he was baptized as Louis-François-Christophe-Théodore. A physician, he graduated from McGill College in 1858 and settled in New Carlisle, Quebec. In 1861, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for the riding of Bonaventure. In 1867, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons. A Conservative he was re-elected in 1872, an 1873 ministerial by-election, 1874, and 1878. In 1873, he was appointed Receiver General.

In 1871, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in Bonaventure and served until 1874 when holding a federal and provincial seat was abolished. From 1879 to 1884, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. In 1885, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Gulf, Quebec. He served until his death in New Carlisle, Quebec in 1897.

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Born
Jan 29, 1834
Also known as
  • Theodore Robitaille
  • Dr. Théodore Robitaille
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • McGill University
Died
Aug 17, 1897

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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