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Memorable Manitobans: Sauveur Marcoux (1893-1951)

Click to enlargeFarmer, MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945), MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953).

Born at Lorette, Manitoba on 2 May 1893, son of Leon Marcoux and Adeline Ferland, he was educated at Lorette Public School and St. Boniface College. On 20 July 1920, he married Eloria Normandeau, the daughter of Wilfrid Normandeau, of Giroux, Manitoba. They had five children: Blanche, Leonard, Homer, Laurent, and Lucien. He was a member of l’Association des Canadiens-Francais du Manitoba, President des Cominissaires d’ecoles Can. Fr. du Manitoba. He was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Tache from 1934 to 1939. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1936 general election. He was appointed Minister without Portfolio in John Bracken’s government in September 1936, becoming Minister of Municipal Affairs late in 1948.

He died at St. Boniface on 16 November 1951.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

“Manitoba cabinet minister, Hon. S. Marcoux, 58, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2012

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