Place Published: Ottawa
Publisher: Rodolphe Lemieux
Date Published: 1913
Binding: No binding
4pp and folded to 8 x 5 inches with only the front and back with a handwritten note dated Ottawa, June 26, 1913. The note to John A. Stewart is regrets for not be able to attend a committee meeting.
Very good condition.
Member of the Canadian Parliament for Rouville In office 1911–1917 and the person he wrote this note to is probably John Aikman Stewart (1822-1926), Chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Peace Centenary Committee Rodolphe Lemieux was a Canadian parliamentarian and long time Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (1922–1930).
He was born in Montreal as the son of a Customs officer. After a career as a journalist, lawyer and law professor he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1896 election as a Liberal. He was a loyal follower of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and, in 1904 became Solicitor General of Canada in Laurier's Cabinet. He subsequently served as Postmaster General of Canada, Minister of Labour and Minister of Marine and Fisheries. His Deputy Minister in the Department of Labour was future Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King.
On June 30, 1930, King appointed Lemieux to the Canadian Senate, where he served until his death in 1937.
Very Good. Item #4478