Arthur Sauvé

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The Hon.

Arthur Sauvé
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Senator for Rigaud, Quebec
In office
Appointed byR. B. Bennett
Preceded byLawrence Alexander Wilson
Succeeded byVincent Dupuis
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laval—Two Mountains
In office
Preceded byLiguori Lacombe
Succeeded byLiguori Lacombe
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Deux-Montagnes
In office
Preceded byHector Champagne
Succeeded byPaul Sauvé
Leader of the Opposition of Quebec
In office
Preceded byPhilémon Cousineau
Succeeded byCamillien Houde
Personal details
Born(1874-10-01)October 1, 1874
Saint-Hermas (Mirabel), Quebec
DiedFebruary 6, 1944(1944-02-06) (aged 69)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyConservative
Other political
Conservative Party of Quebec
ChildrenPaul Sauvé

Arthur Sauvé, PC (October 1, 1874 – February 6, 1944) was born in Saint-Hermas (today part of Mirabel, Quebec).

The Legislative Assembly of Quebec member for Deux-Montagnes from 1908 to 1930, he was leader of the Quebec Conservative Party but never premier. He was the father of future premier Paul Sauvé.

In 1930 he moved to federal politics and became Postmaster General in the Cabinet of Richard Bennett until 1935. In 1935 he was appointed to the Senate.

He was also the mayor of the municipality of Saint-Benoît from 1906 to 1923.

Elections as party leader[edit]

Quebec: He lost the 1919 election, 1923 election, and 1927 election.

See also[edit]


  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Arthur Sauvé – Parliament of Canada biography