Gérald A. Beaudoin
|Senator for Rigaud senate division|
|Appointed by||Brian Mulroney|
|Preceded by||Jean Le Moyne|
|Succeeded by||Yoine Goldstein|
|Born||April 15, 1929|
|Died||September 10, 2008 79) (aged|
|Political party||Conservative (2004)|
|Progressive Conservative (1988–2004)|
Gérald A. Beaudoin OC OQ MSRC (April 15, 1929 – September 10, 2008) was a Canadian lawyer and Senator.
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Born in Montreal, Quebec, he received a B.A., an LL.L and an M.A. from the Université de Montréal. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1954.
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