Jeannette Leboeuf

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Jeannette Deshaies Leboeuf (July 25, 1912 – July 24, 2007) was a Canadian politician. She was the first woman to be elected councillor of Saint-Louis-de-France under mayor Maurice Paquin in 1974.[1]

Biography

Early life

She was born in Mont-Carmel, Quebec in 1912.

Marriage and children

In 1934, at age 22, Leboeuf married Adrien, her partner, in her native town of Mont-Carmel, Quebec. She gave birth to 6 children which in turn gave birth to 21 grandchildren.[1]

Retirement and later life

In 1953, the couple moved to Saint-Maurice, Quebec, where they operated a farm for 15 years. The farm was later sold when they retired. It was at this time that Adrien and Jeannette moved to Saint-Louis-de-France.

In 1974, Leboeuf became the first woman elected in the city's council. This achievement earned her the title of city personality of the year, the same year. In 1978, she did not run again.

Later, Leboeuf served as the secretary and treasurer of Aféas (a womens' rights association) and of the club of the Golden Age for several years. Meanwhile, she accepted sewing contracts, where Leboeuf created the uniforms of Saint-Louis-de-France's caisse populaire employees. In her spare time, she drove her car and loved to play cards and solve crossword puzzles.[1]

Election

City Councillor candidate Vote % [2]
Jeannette Leboeuf 467 58.30
Clément Boisvert 334 41.70

Death

On July 24, 2007, Leboeuf passed away in a Trois-Rivières retirement home a day before her 95th birthday.

Political views

Womens' rights

Having served as secretary and treasurer of Aféas, a local womens rights association, Leboeuf was a strong proponent of Womens' rights.

See also

References

Further reading

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