Renaude Lapointe, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Renaude Lapointe

Canadian journalist and Senator

Date of Birth: 03-Jan-1912

Place of Birth: Disraeli, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 11-May-2002

Profession: politician, journalist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Renaude Lapointe

  • Louise Marguerite Renaude Lapointe, (January 3, 1912 – May 11, 2002) was a Canadian journalist and a Senator.
  • She was among the first Canadian women to work as a professional journalist and the first French-Canadian woman to preside over the Senate. Born in Disraeli, Quebec the daughter of Joseph-Alphonse Lapointe and Marie-Louise Poulin, she worked as a journalist in the 1940s and 1950s at Le Soleil in Quebec City.
  • In 1959 she joined the staff of Montreal's La Presse. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, she was appointed to the Senate in 1971 by Pierre Trudeau and served until her retirement in 1987.
  • From September 12, 1974 until October 4, 1979, she was Speaker of the Senate.
  • She was also Speaker pro tempore from June 9, 1982 until November 30, 1983. In 1989 she was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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