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Fernand Rinfret

The Hon.
Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret
35th Mayor of Montreal
In office
11 April 1932 – 1934
Preceded by Camillien Houde
Succeeded by Camillien Houde (returned)
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. James
In office
Preceded by Louis Audet Lapointe
Succeeded by Eugène Durocher
Personal details
Born 28 February 1883
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died 12 July 1939(1939-07-12) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Political party Liberal
Profession journalist

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret, PC (28 February 1883 – 12 July 1939) was a Canadian politician.


  • Biography 1
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  • References 3
  • External links 4


He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the Montreal riding of St. James in a 1920 by-election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1921, 1925, 1930, and 1935. From 1926 to 1930 and again from 1935 to 1939, he was the Secretary of State for Canada.

From 1932 to 1934, he was the mayor of Montreal.

He was brother to Thibaudeau Rinfret, the Chief Justice of Canada, and Charles Rinfret, a prominent Montreal businessman.



External links

  • Fernand Rinfret – Parliament of Canada biography
  • Fernand Rinfret at Find a Grave
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir George Halsey Perley
Secretary of State of Canada
Succeeded by
Charles Hazlitt Cahan
Preceded by
Charles Hazlitt Cahan
Secretary of State of Canada
Succeeded by
Ernest Lapointe

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