Antonio Barrette

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Antonio J. Barrette
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18th Premier of Quebec
In office
January 8, 1960 – July 5, 1960
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor Onésime Gagnon
Preceded by Paul Sauvé
Succeeded by Jean Lesage
MNA for Joliette
In office
August 17, 1936 – September 15, 1960
Preceded by Lucien Dugas
Succeeded by Gaston Lambert
Personal details
Born (1899-05-26)May 26, 1899
Joliette, Quebec
Died December 15, 1968(1968-12-15) (aged 69)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Union Nationale
Marie-Estelle Guilbault (m. 1924)
Profession Machinist, Insurance broker

Antonio J. Barrette (May 26, 1899 – December 15, 1968) was a Quebec politician born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada.

Member of the legislature

Barrette ran as a Conservative candidate in the provincial district of Joliette in the 1935 election but lost. He was elected as a Union Nationale candidate in the 1936 election and was re-elected in the 1939, 1944, 1948, 1952 against Liberal Leader Georges-Émile Lapalme, 1956 and 1960 elections.

Cabinet Member

He served as Minister of Labour in the Cabinets of Maurice Duplessis and Paul Sauvé from August 30, 1944 to January 8, 1960.

Premier of Quebec

Following Sauvé's death, Barrette succeeded him as leader of the Union Nationale and Premier of Quebec on January 8, 1960. He was the 18th Premier of Quebec, but held office for only six months until the June 1960 election which he lost to Jean Lesage and the Quebec Liberal Party.


He resigned as both Leader of the Union Nationale and member of the National Assembly on September 15, 1960, and later served as Canadian ambassador to Greece from April 4, 1963 to July 12, 1966. He died in 1968 in Montreal.

Elections as party leader

He lost the 1960 election to Jean Lesage.

See also

External links

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Complete List of Posts
Party political offices
Preceded by
Paul Sauvé
Leader of the Union Nationale
Succeeded by
Yves Prévost
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edgar D'Arcy McGreer
Canadian Ambassador to Greece
Succeeded by
Arthur Edward Blanchette
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