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Ernest Joseph Lemaire

Ernest Joseph Lemaire

Biographical Notes

Ernest Joseph Lemaire served as Clerk of the Privy Council from August 14, 1923, to January 1, 1940.

Mr. Lemaire was educated at St. Charles College, Sherbrooke. He began his career in the civil service at the Privy Council Office in January 1894. From 1904 to 1912 he was Private Secretary to Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, and accompanied him to the Colonial Conference in 1907 and the Imperial Conference in 1911. He transferred to the Post Office Department in 1912 and was appointed Superintendent of the Postage Stamp Branch and in 1921 became the Superintendent of the Equipment and Supply Branch. In 1934, he was named Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, a British honour conferred upon those who had performed distinguished service in Commonwealth countries.