Jean-Pierre Côté

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Jean-Pierre Côté

23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
April 27, 1978 – March 28, 1984
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralJules Léger
Edward Schreyer
PremierRené Lévesque
Preceded byHugues Lapointe
Succeeded byGilles Lamontagne
Senator for Kennebec, Quebec
In office
September 1, 1972 – April 27, 1978
Preceded byCyrille Vaillancourt
Succeeded byClaude Wagner
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Longueuil
In office
April 8, 1963 – October 30, 1972
Preceded byPierre Sévigny
Succeeded byJacques Olivier
Personal details
Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté

(1926-01-09)January 9, 1926
Montreal, Quebec
DiedJuly 10, 2002(2002-07-10) (aged 76)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
CabinetPostmaster General (1965–1968)
Minister of National Revenue (1968–1970)
Minister Without Portfolio (1970–1971)
Postmaster General (1971–1972)
Minister of Communications (Acting) (1971)

Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté, PC OC (January 9, 1926 – July 10, 2002) was a Canadian parliamentarian and the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

Early life[edit]

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Émile Côté and Cédia Roy, he studied to be a dental technician at the École technique de denturologie in Montreal.

Member of Parliament[edit]

In the 1963 federal elections, he was elected in the riding of Longueuil as the Liberal candidate. He was re-elected in 1965 and 1968. He held quite a few ministerial positions including Postmaster General, Minister of National Revenue, Minister without Portfolio, and Minister of Communications (Acting). He did not run for re-election in 1972.

Senate of Canada[edit]

In 1972, he was appointed to the senate representing the senatorial division of Kennebec, Quebec. He resigned in 1978.

Lieutenant Governor of Quebec[edit]

In 1978, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He served until 1984.


On July 31, 1948, he married Marie Anne Germaine Tremblay (17 September 1922 - 31 January 2011). They had eight children together: Andrée, Gilbert, Danielle, Robert, Paul, Hélène, Jocelyne, Isabelle.[1]



He was also an accomplished landscape painter.[2] His paintings are quite sought after.[3]


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