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French ancestry Politicians in Maine

  Arthur Jean Baptiste Cartier (b. 1886) — also known as Arthur J. B. Cartier — of Biddeford, York County, Maine; Fall River, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Biddeford, York County, Maine, December 29, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 15th District, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1924; candidate for Massachusetts state auditor, 1919; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Foresters; Knights of Columbus. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Cartier and Philomene (Loiselle) Cartier; married, March 25, 1912, to Mathilde Lefebure.
  Leo George Cyr (1909-2003) — also known as Leo G. Cyr — of Maine; Sterling, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Limestone, Aroostook County, Maine, July 28, 1909. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Tangier, 1957; U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 1966-71. French Canadian ancestry. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Sterling, Loudoun County, Va., July 27, 2003 (age 93 years, 364 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Louis A. Cyr (1875-1945) and Laura A. (Franck) Cyr (1878-1943); married, April 30, 1941, to Katherine McCormick (1915-2011).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Leo G. Cyr: Madawaskan Heritage
  Belonie Hebert (1842-1918) — of Upper Madawaska (now part of Madawaska), Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Madawaska, Aroostook County, Maine, October, 1842. Republican. Farmer; postmaster at Upper Madawaska, Maine, 1889-93, 1901. Catholic. French ancestry. Died in New Canada, Aroostook County, Maine, November 22, 1918 (age 76 years, 0 days). Interment at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, New Canada, Maine.
  Relatives: Married, July 28, 1867, to Ozithee 'Sophie' Gagnon (1845-1898).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Patricia Helen LaMarche (b. 1960) — also known as Pat LaMarche; Genny Judge — of Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine; Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., November 26, 1960. Green. Radio talk show host; Green Independent candidate for Governor of Maine, 1998, 2006; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2004; newspaper columnist. Female. Irish and French Canadian ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  Relatives: Daughter of Genevieve (Judge) LaMarche (1926-1998) and Paul Henri LaMarche; married 1983 to Michael Russell (divorced 1990).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Paul Richard LePage (b. 1948) — also known as Paul LePage — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, October 9, 1948. Republican. General manager, Marden's Surplus and Salvage; mayor of Waterville, Maine, 2004-11; resigned 2011; Governor of Maine, 2011-19. Catholic. French Canadian ancestry. Member, Elks; Rotary. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Gerard LePage and Teresa LePage.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Ernest de Beaufort Le Prohon (1855-1928) — also known as Ernest Le Prohon — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Maine, March, 1855. Commission merchant; Consular Agent for France in Portland, Maine, 1887-1928; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Portland, Maine, 1894-98. French Canadian ancestry. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, September 22, 1928 (age 73 years, 0 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Philip Le Prohon (1816-1886) and Lucy Helen (Greene) Le Prohon (1824-1894); married, May 26, 1877, to Anna Chadbourne Smith (1855-1911); grandson of Henry Bowen Clark Greene (1800-1848).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Claude Louis Martin (b. 1908) — also known as Claude Martin — of Eagle Lake, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Eagle Lake, Aroostook County, Maine, March 9, 1908. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1948. Catholic. French Canadian ancestry. Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Francois 'Frank' Martin (1854-1938) and Ozithe (Freeman) Martin (1869-1950); married, January 10, 1933, to Cynthia Clavette (1912-2005).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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