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Memorable Manitobans: Télesphore Saint Pierre (1869-1912)

Journalist, author.

Born in Lavaltrie, Quebec, he moved with his family to Michigan in 1878. He began his journalism career in 1885 as editor of Le Progrès in Windsor. He later served on a succession of newspapers in Michigan in the early 1890s, Montreal papers in the later 1890s, and then Winnipeg newspapers after the turn of the century, including the Manitoba Free Press. After years of exhaustive research in the Detroit Public Library, he wrote the authoritative Histoire de Canadiens du Michigan (1895). He was president of the parliamentary press gallery in Ottawa in 1894 and 1895. He died in St. Boniface.

More information:

Télesphore Saint Pierre, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XIV, 903-05.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 25 April 2008

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