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Adhémar Raynault

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Adhémar Raynault
36th Mayor of Montreal
In office
Preceded byCamillien Houde
Succeeded byCamillien Houde (returned)
In office
Preceded byCamillien Houde
Succeeded byCamillien Houde (returned)
Personal details
Born12 July 1891
Saint-Gérard-Majella, Quebec, Canada
Died11 April 1984(1984-04-11) (aged 92)
Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada

Adhémar Raynault (12 July 1891 – 11 April 1984) was a Canadian politician and a Mayor of Montreal.

Early life

Adhémar Raynault was born on July 12, 1891 in Saint-Gérard-de-Magella. Raynault moved to Montreal in 1911. He started as a clerk in a trading house. He has several jobs before becoming an insurance broker. During this period, he continues to perfect his training in the evening, after work. Pretty quickly, he becomes an important personality in the business world.[1]

City politics

He was a City councillor for the district of Préfontaine in Montreal from 1934 to 1936. He also served as Mayor from 1936 to 1938, and from 1940 to 1944. His last tenure as mayor was provisionally served while Camillien Houde was interned for wartime opposition to conscription.

Member of the provincial Legislature

Raynault was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the district of L'Assomption in the 1936 general election and sat with the Union Nationale. He did not run again in the 1939 general election.

Personal life

He is the great uncle of former MP Francine Raynault.


  1. ^ "Adhémar Raynault (1936-1938, 1940-1944) - La démocratie à Montréal - Archives de Montréal". (in French). Retrieved 6 October 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Georges Lalancette
City Councillor of Préfontaine
Succeeded by
Armand Taillon
National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Paul Gouin (ALN)
MLA, District of L'Assomption
Succeeded by
Bernard Bissonnette (Liberal)
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