Jean-Pierre Côté

The Honourable
Jean-Pierre Côté
23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
April 27, 1978  March 28, 1984
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Jules Léger
Edward Schreyer
Premier René Lévesque
Preceded by Hugues Lapointe
Succeeded by Gilles Lamontagne
Senator for Kennebec, Quebec
In office
September 1, 1972  April 27, 1978
Preceded by Cyrille Vaillancourt
Succeeded by Claude Wagner
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Longueuil
In office
April 8, 1963  October 30, 1972
Preceded by Pierre Sévigny
Succeeded by Jacques Olivier
Personal details
Born Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté
(1926-01-09)January 9, 1926
Montreal, Quebec
Died July 10, 2002(2002-07-10) (aged 76)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Cabinet Postmaster General (1965–1968)
Minister of National Revenue (1968–1970)
Minister Without Portfolio (1970–1971)
Postmaster General (1971–1972)
Minister of Communications (Acting) (1971)

Joseph Julien Jean-Pierre Côté, PC OC (January 9, 1926 July 10, 2002) was a Canadian parliamentarian and the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

Early life

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Émile Côté and Cédia Roy, he studied to be a dental technician at the École technique de denturologie in Montreal.

Member of Parliament

In the 1963 federal elections, he was elected in the riding of Longueuil as the Liberal candidate. He was re-elected in 1965 and 1968. He held quite a few ministerial positions including Postmaster General, Minister of National Revenue, Minister without Portfolio, and Minister of Communications (Acting). He did not run for re-election in 1972.

Senate of Canada

In 1972, he was summoned to the senate representing the senatorial division of Kennebec, Quebec. He resigned in 1978.

Lieutenant Governor of Quebec

In 1978, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He served until 1984.


On July 31, 1948, he married Marie Anne Germaine Tremblay. They had eight children together: Andrée, Gilbert, Danielle, Robert, Paul, Hélène, Jocelyne, Isabelle.[1]



He was also an accomplished landscape painter.[2] His paintings are quite sought after.[3]


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