Théodore Robitaille, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Théodore Robitaille

Canadian politician

Date of Birth: 29-Jan-1834

Place of Birth: Varennes, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 17-Aug-1897

Profession: physician, politician

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Théodore Robitaille

  • Théodore Robitaille, (29 January 1834 – 17 August 1897) was a Canadian physician, politician, and the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.Born in Varennes, Lower Canada, the son of Louis-Adolphe Robitaille (pronounced "ro-bee-tah-yeh") and Marie-Justine Monjeau, he was baptized as Louis-François-Christophe-Théodore.
  • A physician, he graduated from McGill College in 1858 and settled in New Carlisle, Quebec.
  • In 1861, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for the riding of Bonaventure.
  • In 1867, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada.
  • A Conservative he was re-elected in 1872, an 1873 ministerial by-election, 1874, and 1878.
  • In 1873, he was appointed Receiver General.In 1871, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in Bonaventure and served until 1874 when holding a federal and provincial seat was abolished.
  • From 1879 to 1884, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.
  • Notably, during his tenure he commissioned Calixa Lavallée and Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier to prepare the music and French lyrics to what would become Canada's national anthem, O Canada.
  • In 1885, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Gulf, Quebec.
  • He served until his death in New Carlisle, Quebec in 1897.

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