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Memorable Manitobans: Pierre Delorme (1832-1912)

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Pierre Delorme
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Farmer, MLA (1871-1874), MP (1871-1872), MLA (1878-1879).

Born at St. Boniface on 1 October 1832, son of Joseph Fafard-Delorme of St. Genevieve, Quebec, he was educated at St. Boniface. He farmed in St. Norbert and was elected for St. Norbert South to the Manitoba Legislature in December 1870. After being defeated in 1874, he was re-elected in 1878 and was appointed Minister of Agriculture and President of the Council. He resigned in May 1879, when a difference of opinion arose between the French members of the government and Premier John Norquay. He was subsequently defeated in the December 1879 general election. He resided thereafter at St. Adolphe. He was the first member to represent Provencher in the House of Commons, elected in March 1871 and served until the following year. In September 1854 he married Adelaide Millette dit Beauchemin. They had seven children. Delorme died at St. Adolphe on 10 November 1912. His former residence is stored at the St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Delorme House / Delorme Bridge (RM of Ritchot)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park (Turnbull Drive, Winnipeg)

Pierre Delorme, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XIV, 280-81

Sources:

“Hon. P. Delorme buried,” Winnipeg Telegram, 14 November 1912. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2019

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