|Senator for Gulf, Quebec|
January 29, 1885 –August 17, 1897
|Nominated by||John A. Macdonald|
|Preceded by||Louis Robitaille|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset|
|4th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
July 25, 1879 –October 4, 1884
|Governor General|| Marquess of Lorne |
The Marquess of Lansdowne
|Premier|| Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière |
Joseph Adolphe Chapleau
John Jones Ross
|Preceded by||Luc Letellier de St-Just|
|Succeeded by||Louis-Rodrigue Masson|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
September 20, 1867 –July 25, 1879
|Succeeded by||Pierre-Clovis Beauchesne|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Bonaventure|
July 1, 1871 –January 7, 1874
|Preceded by||Clarence Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||Pierre-Clovis Beauchesne|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Bonaventure|
|Born||29 January 1834|
Varennes, Lower Canada
|Died||17 August 1897 63) (aged|
New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada
|Residence||New Carlisle, Quebec|
|Alma mater||McGill College|
|Occupation||physician and businessman|
|Cabinet||Receiver General for Canada (1873)|
Théodore Robitaille, – 17 August 1897) was a Canadian physician, politician, and the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.(29 January 1834
Born in Varennes, Lower Canada, the son of Louis-Adolphe Robitaille (pronounced "ro-bee-tah-yeh") and Marie-Justine Monjeau, he was baptized as Louis-François-Christophe-Théodore. A physician, he graduated from McGill College in 1858 and settled in New Carlisle, Quebec.In 1861, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for the riding of Bonaventure. In 1867, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada. A Conservative he was re-elected in 1872, an 1873 ministerial by-election, 1874, and 1878. In 1873, he was appointed Receiver General.
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