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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Lucien Beaubien (1879-1971)

Hotelier, farmer, MP (1922-1925), MP (1926), MP (1926-1930), MP (1930-1935), MP (1936-1940), Senator.

Born at Arthabaska, Quebec on 11 February 1879, son of Aimé Beaubien and Cordélia Hamel, brother of Joseph Thomas Beaubien, he attended school at St-Jean-Baptiste and operated a hotel at Hamiota for several years before returning to St-Jean-Baptiste and becoming a farmer there. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Montcalm in 1921. The same year, he was elected to the House of Commons for Provencher, defeating incumbent John Patrick Molloy, and was re-elected in 1925, 1926, 1930 and 1935. He was called to the Senate on 29 January 1940 and was, at the time of his retirement in 1969, the Liberal Party Whip. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 21 March 1971 and was buried in the St-Jean-Baptiste Cemetery.


The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

“Former senator A. L. Beaubien dies in St. Boniface at 92,” Brandon Sun, 23 March 1971, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1971, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 June 2017

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