♂ H.C. Wilfrid Laurier

Record
34442 · 5265
Type of record
Elected candidate
Known but unelected candidate
Perennial candidate
Deceased Performance: 86%
 
Québec 1 1 0
Canada 20 17 3
Total 21 18 3
Simultaneous service (Canada)
Riding Ass. Dates years months days G/O
NT -- Saskatchewan (Provisional District) 8 23 June 1896 – 10 July 1896 0 0 17 G
QC -- Wright 10 3 November 1904 – 20 January 1905 0 2 17 G
ON -- Ottawa (City of) 11 26 October 1908 – 17 December 1909 1 1 21 G
QC -- Soulanges 12 21 September 1911 – 16 December 1917 6 2 25 O
TOTAL to deduct 7 7 20  
ACTUAL service 44 11 7  
Birth Death Lived Died in office
20 November 1841
(180 years 8 months ago)
17 February 1919
(103 years 6 months ago)
77 years 2 months Yes
Personal links
Who ...is/was his Note
Romuald-Charlemagne Laurier (1852–1906) Half-brother
Robert Laurier (1892–1967) Nephew
Service summary
Legislature Total Government Opposition
Québec
Days years months days
919 2 6 4
Days years months days
0 0 0 0
Days years months days
919 2 6 4
Canada
Days years months days
19,170 52 5 27
Days years months days
7,702 21 1 1
Days years months days
11,468 31 4 26
Total > 
Days years months days
20,089 55 0 1
Days years months days
7,702 21 1 0
Days years months days
12,387 33 10 30
The calculations in years, months and days are approximate and might be off by a few days due to the base date used for these calculations.
Leadership roles
  Duration
# Legislature Party M Int Role Age Dates y m d
1. CA 3 LIB 1 Minister 35–36 08 Oct 1877 — 08 Oct 1878 1 0 0
2. CA 6–7 LIB 1 Opposition Leader 45–54 23 Jun 1887 — 10 Jul 1896 9 0 17
3. CA 6–13 LIB 1 Party leader 45–77 23 Jun 1887 — 17 Feb 1919 31 7 25
4. CA 8–11 LIB 1 Prime Minister 54–69 11 Jul 1896 — 06 Oct 1911 15 2 25
5. CA 10 LIB 1 Minister 63 13 Mar 1905 — 07 Apr 1905 0 0 25
6. CA 10 LIB 1 Minister 63 13 Mar 1905 — 07 Apr 1905 0 0 25
7. CA 10 LIB 1 Minister 64 06 Jan 1906 — 05 Feb 1906 0 0 30
8. CA 12–13 LIB 2 Opposition Leader 69–77 21 Sep 1911 — 17 Feb 1919 7 4 27
 1. Inland Revenue
 5. Interior [Int]
 6. Indian Affairs [Int]
 7. Marine and Fisheries [Int]
Electoral history
→ 21 recorded electoral participations
→ 27 electoral path points
 
→ 11 known challengers:
 
Thomas Birkett  m 
Désiré-Olivier Bourbeau  m 
John Léo Chabot  m  (2 runoffs)
Clarence C. Cleveland  m 
Alfred E. Fripp  m 
Adolphe Guillet dit Tourangeau  m 
Edward J. Hemming  m 
Joseph-Arthur Lortie  m 
Harold B. McGiverin  m  (2 runoffs)
James McKay  m 
Jacques-Philippe Rhéaume  m 
 
Provincial
Ass.: 2
Québec Drummond-Arthabaska
15 July 1871 Age:
29
→ New to this legislature
General 1/2 QLP 63.47% 1,767 of 2,784 Elig.: 4,652 Parti.: 59.85%
Loser > CONS 36.53% 1,017 (-750) Edward J. Hemming  m  ( 47 )
  Post-Election...
19 January 1874 > 32 QLP Vac. Resigned: Successfully ran federally
ID: 14898(F) — 16 Feb 2022 20:46 ET Service: 2 years 6 months 4 days (Oppo.) Exit from legislature →
Federal
Ass.: 3
Québec Drummond--Arthabaska
22 January 1874 Age:
32
→ New to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 52.64% 778 of 1,478 Elig.: 5,160 Parti.: 28.64%
Loser > IND 47.36% 700 (-78) ? Tessier  m 
  Post-Election...
7 October 1877 > 35 LIB Vac. Resigned: Unsuccessfully ran in a ministerial by-election
ID: 18846(F) — 20 Jan 2022 23:33 ET Service: 3 years 8 months 15 days (Gov't)
Provincial
Ass.: 2
Québec Drummond-Arthabaska
20 February 1874 Age:
32
Did not run in this election
By-Election  
Successor > CONS 63.22% 1,585 of 2,507 William J. Watts  m  ( 27 )
ID: 15910(F) — 24 Jul 2021 09:35 ET
Federal
Ass.: 3
Québec Drummond--Arthabaska
27 October 1877 Age:
35
Defeated incumbent
By-Election 2/2 LIB 49.71% 1,880 of 3,782 Elig.: 5,160 Parti.: 73.29%
Winner > CONS 50.29% 1,902 (+22) Désiré-Olivier Bourbeau  m  ( 43 )
ID: 18981(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:27 ET
Federal
Ass.: 3
Québec Québec-Est
28 November 1877 Age:
36
→ Return to this legislature after hiatus
By-Election 1/2 LIB 54.62% 1,863 of 3,411 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 45.38% 1,548 (-315) Adolphe Guillet dit Tourangeau  m  ( 46 )
ID: 18982(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:27 ET Service: 0 year 9 months 19 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 4
Québec Québec-Est
17 September 1878 Age:
36
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 62.49% 1,946 of 3,114 Elig.: 4,487 Parti.: 71.36%
Loser > IND 37.51% 1,168 (-778) Phi. Vallières  m 
ID: 19165(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:27 ET Service: 3 years 9 months 2 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 5
Québec Québec-Est
20 June 1882 Age:
40
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 57.70% 1,750 of 3,033 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 42.30% 1,283 (-467) Jacques-Philippe Rhéaume  m  ( 64 )
ID: 19361(F) — 21 Jan 2022 23:06 ET Service: 4 years 8 months 1 day (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 6
Québec Québec-Est
22 February 1887 Age:
45
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 79.05% 2,622 of 3,317 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 20.95% 695 (-1,927) François-Xavier Drouin  m 
  Post-Election...
23 June 1887 > 45 n/a LIB Became party leader
ID: 19569(F) — 4 Sep 2021 17:51 ET Service: 4 years 0 month 10 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 7
Québec Québec-Est
5 March 1891 Age:
49
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/1 LIB 0.00% 0 of 0 Elig.: n/a Parti.: n/a
By acclamation  
  Post-Election...
5 March 1891 > 49 n/a LIB Was party leader at election
ID: 19921(F) — 4 Sep 2021 17:53 ET Service: 5 years 3 months 17 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 7
Québec Richmond--Wolfe
5 March 1891 Age:
49
Defeated incumbent (Party leader) Exit from legislature →
General 2/2 LIB 46.91% 2,135 of 4,551 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Winner > CONS 53.09% 2,416 (+281) Clarence C. Cleveland  m  ( 41 )
ID: 19924(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:27 ET
Federal
Ass.: 8
North-Western Territory Saskatchewan (Provisional District)
23 June 1896 Age:
54
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/3 LIB 46.06% 988 of 2,145 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 44.01% 944 (-44) James McKay  m  ( 33 )
  Post-Election...
10 July 1896 > 54 LIB Vac. Resigned: Elected in another riding
ID: 20069(F) — 22 Jan 2022 21:06 ET Service: 0 year 0 month 17 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 8
Québec Québec-Est
23 June 1896 Age:
54
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 76.00% 3,202 of 4,213 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 24.00% 1,011 (-2,191) Cléophas Leclerc  m 
  Post-Election...
23 June 1896 > 54 n/a LIB Became prime minister at election
11 July 1896 > 54 LIB Vac. Resigned: Successfully ran in a ministerial by-election
ID: 20209(F) — 22 Jan 2022 21:05 ET Service: 0 year 0 month 18 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 8
Québec Québec-Est
30 July 1896 Age:
54
Re-elected to this legislature
By-Election 1/1 LIB 0.00% 0 of 0 Elig.: n/a Parti.: n/a
By acclamation  
  Post-Election...
30 July 1896 > 54 n/a LIB Became prime minister at election
ID: 20237(F) — 4 Sep 2021 17:54 ET Service: 4 years 3 months 7 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 8
North-Western Territory Saskatchewan (Provisional District)
19 December 1896 Age:
55
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
By-Election  
Successor > LIB 54.75% 1,060 of 1,936 Thomas O. Davis  m  ( 40 )
ID: 20243(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:27 ET
Federal
Ass.: 9
Québec Québec-Est
7 November 1900 Age:
58
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 81.33% 3,598 of 4,424 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 18.67% 826 (-2,772) Jos.-Eugène Chapleau  m 
  Post-Election...
7 November 1900 > 58 n/a LIB Became prime minister at election
ID: 20461(F) — 4 Sep 2021 17:56 ET Service: 3 years 11 months 26 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 10
Québec Québec-Est
3 November 1904 Age:
62
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 71.35% 3,524 of 4,939 Elig.: 7,789 Parti.: 64.49%
Loser > CONS 28.65% 1,415 (-2,109) Michel Fiset  m 
  Post-Election...
3 November 1904 > 62 n/a LIB Became prime minister at election
ID: 20710(F) — 23 Jan 2022 14:24 ET Service: 3 years 11 months 22 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 10
Québec Wright
3 November 1904 Age:
62
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 61.39% 3,250 of 5,294 Elig.: 8,764 Parti.: 61.08%
Loser > CONS 38.61% 2,044 (-1,206) François-A.-Albert Labelle  m 
  Post-Election...
20 January 1905 > 63 LIB Vac. Resigned: Elected in another riding
ID: 20731(F) — 23 Jan 2022 14:25 ET Service: 0 year 2 months 17 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 10
Québec Wright
13 February 1905 Age:
63
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
By-Election  
Successor > LIB 44.25% 1,857 of 4,197 Emmanuel B. Devlin  m  ( 32 )
ID: 20741(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET
Federal
Ass.: 11
Ontario Ottawa (City of)
26 October 1908 Age:
66
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/4 LIB 53.05% 6,584 of 24,821 Elig.: 17,834 Parti.: 69.59%
Loser > CONS 48.01% 5,959 (-625) Thomas Birkett  m  ( 64 )
  Post-Election...
17 December 1909 > 68 LIB Vac. Resigned: Elected in another riding
ID: 20892(F) — 23 Jan 2022 15:05 ET Service: 1 year 1 month 21 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 11
Québec Québec-Est
26 October 1908 Age:
66
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 70.83% 3,764 of 5,314 Elig.: 8,804 Parti.: 61.10%
Loser > CONS 29.17% 1,550 (-2,214) Michel Fiset  m 
  Post-Election...
26 October 1908 > 66 n/a LIB Became prime minister at election
ID: 20971(F) — 23 Jan 2022 15:05 ET Service: 2 years 10 months 25 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 11
Ontario Ottawa (City of)
29 January 1910 Age:
68
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
By-Election  
Successor > LIB 53.02% 5,779 of 10,900 Albert Allard  m  ( 50 )
ID: 21013(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET
Federal
Ass.: 12
Québec Québec-Est
21 September 1911 Age:
69
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/1 LIB 0.00% 0 of 0 Elig.: n/a Parti.: n/a
By acclamation  
  Post-Election...
21 September 1911 > 69 n/a LIB Was party leader at election
ID: 21199(F) — 4 Sep 2021 17:59 ET Service: 6 years 2 months 25 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 12
Québec Soulanges
21 September 1911 Age:
69
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 53.64% 1,045 of 1,948 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 46.36% 903 (-142) Joseph-Arthur Lortie  m  ( 42 )
ID: 21213(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET Service: 6 years 2 months 25 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 13
Ontario Ottawa (City of)
17 December 1917 Age:
76
Defeated incumbent (Party leader) Exit from legislature →
General 3/4 LIB 42.04% 13,289 of 63,225 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Winner > CONS 58.67% 18,547 (+5,258) Alfred E. Fripp  m  ( 51 )
ID: 21378(F) — 20 Sep 2021 17:24 ET
Federal
Ass.: 13
Québec Québec-Est
17 December 1917 Age:
76
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 92.53% 6,957 of 7,519 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > CONS 7.47% 562 (-6,395) Ferdinand-Omer Drouin  m 
  Post-Election...
17 December 1917 > 76 n/a LIB Was party leader at election
17 February 1919 > 77 LIB Vac. Died in office
ID: 21457(F) — 23 Jan 2022 21:31 ET Service: 1 year 2 months (Oppo.) Exit from legislature →
Federal
Ass.: 13
Québec Vaudreuil--Soulanges
17 December 1917 Age:
76
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
General  
Successor > LIB 90.90% 4,075 of 4,483 Gustave-Benjamin Boyer  m  ( 46 )
ID: 21477(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET
Federal
Ass.: 13
Québec Québec-Est
27 October 1919 Age:
77
Deceased
By-Election  
Successor > LIB 91.72% 6,222 of 6,784 Ernest Lapointe  m  ( 43 )
ID: 21510(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET
→ 9 online biographical references
 
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EN Canadian Encyclopedia: Sir Wilfrid Laurier 27 July 2019
FR Encyclopédie canadienne: Sir Wilfrid Laurier 27 July 2019
EN Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Laurier, Sir Wilfrid 27 July 2019
FR Dictionnaire biographique du Canada: Laurier, sir Wilfrid 27 July 2019
EN Parliament of Canada (ParlInfo): The Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, P.C., K.C., G.C.M.G., M.P. 27 July 2019
FR Parlement du Canada (ParlInfo): Le très hon. sir Wilfrid Laurier, C.P., C.R., G.C.M.G., député 27 July 2019
FR Quebec National Assembly: Wilfrid Laurier 27 July 2019
EN Wikipedia: Wilfrid Laurier 27 July 2019
FR Wikipédia: Wilfrid Laurier 27 July 2019
Rev.: 27 Jul 2019 @ 17:01 ET
Gen.: 17 Aug 2022 @ 19:21 ET