Roméo-Adrien Leblanc, PC, CC, CMM, ONB, CD

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Roméo-Adrien Leblanc, PC, CC, CMM, ONB, CD

Birthdate:
Birthplace: L'Anse-aux-Cormier, Memramcook, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: June 24, 2009 (81)
Grande-Digue, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada (Alzheimer's disease)
Immediate Family:

Son of Philias Leblanc and Marie Lucie Claire LeBlanc
Husband of Diana Fowler LeBlanc, CC
Ex-husband of Lyn LeBlanc (Carter)
Father of Domenic A. LeBlanc and Private
Brother of Marie Jeanne Irene Cormier; Joseph Antoine Eugene Leblanc; Marie Pelagie Emilie Gallant; Valida Cormier; Marie Beatrice Alice Breau and 2 others

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About Roméo-Adrien Leblanc, PC, CC, CMM, ONB, CD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom%C3%A9o_LeBlanc

Roméo-Adrien LeBlanc PC CC CMM ONB CD (December 18, 1927 – June 24, 2009) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and statesman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 25th since Canadian Confederation.

LeBlanc was born and educated on Canada's east coast and also studied in France prior to becoming a teacher and then a reporter for Radio-Canada. He was subsequently elected to the House of Commons in 1972, whereafter he served as a minister of the Crown until 1984, when he was moved to the Senate and became that chamber's Speaker. He was in 1994 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, to replace Ramon John Hnatyshyn as viceroy, and he occupied the post until succeeded by Adrienne Clarkson in 1999, citing his health as the reason for his stepping down. His appointment as the Queen's representative caused some controversy, due to perceptions of political favouritism, though he was praised for raising the stature of Acadians and francophones, and for opening up Rideau Hall to ordinary Canadians and tourists alike.

On August 8, 1974, LeBlanc was sworn into the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, giving him the accordant style of The Honourable; however, as a former Governor General of Canada, LeBlanc was entitled to be styled for life with the superior form of The Right Honourable. He died of Alzheimer's disease on June 24, 2009.

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Roméo-Adrien Leblanc, PC, CC, CMM, ONB, CD's Timeline

1927
December 18, 1927
Memramcook, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
1967
December 14, 1967
Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada
2009
June 24, 2009
Age 81
Grande-Digue, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada