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Sir Marie-Joseph-Eugène Fiset

In office
1939 – 1950
Preceded by Ésioff-Léon Patenaude
Succeeded by Gaspard Fauteux

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rimouski
In office
1924 – 1939
Preceded by Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou
Succeeded by Joseph-Émile-Stanislas-Émmanuel D'Anjou

Born May 15, 1874(1874-05-15)
Rimouski, Quebec
Died June 8, 1951 (aged 77)
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Zoé-Mary Stella Taschereau, daughter of Thomas Linière Taschereau
Relations Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset, father

Sir Marie-Joseph-Eugène Fiset (March 15, 1874 – June 8, 1951) was a Canadian physician, military officer, Member of Parliament and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

Born in Rimouski, Quebec, the son of Jean-Baptiste Romuald Fiset and Aimee Plamondon, Fiset was educated at Rimouski College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and M.D. from Laval University.[1] He joined the 89th Regiment at the age of 16. His military career continued during his studies, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while a student. In 1899 he succeeded his father as surgeon to the 89th Regiment but, a few months later, joined the Second (Special Service) Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment with the rank of major and saw service in the South African War.[2]

With the end of his tour of duty in 1900, Fiset interned at the Nose and Throat Hospital in London and L'Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris.[2]

After a year he returned to Rimouski before becoming an adjutant in the Army Medical Service. In 1903 he was promoted to the rank of colonel and became Director-General of the service.[2]

Fiset was promoted to major-general at the beginning of World War I. He was knighted for his service in the war while the French government named him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.[2]

He retired in 1923 and began a political career sitting in the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal MP for Rimouski from 1924 until 1939.[2]

On December 30, 1939, Fiset became lieutenant governor of Quebec. On two occasions during the war he opened the legislative assembly wearing his major general's uniform in order to express support for the war effort. He remained in office until October 1, 1950.[2]


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