Arthur Desrosiers

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Arthur Desrosiers
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Charles Avila Séguin
Succeeded by Romeo Bégin
Constituency Russell
Personal details
Born March 10, 1884
Clarence Creek, Ontario
Died July 7, 1951(1951-07-07) (aged 67)
Political party Liberal
Children 2
Profession Doctor

Arthur Desrosiers (March 10, 1884 – July 7, 1951) was a doctor and mayor of Eastview, Ontario, later known as Vanier. He also represented Russell in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal from 1934-1937.


He was born in Clarence Creek, Ontario in 1884, the son of Dr. Alexis Napoleon Desrosiers and Ernestine Dionne who was the daughter of Amable Dionne. He attended Collège Bourget in Rigaud, Quebec and then studied medicine at the Université Laval.


He was mayor of Eastview in 1918-1919, 1922 and 1924 to 1927. During his time as mayor, he favoured annexation of Eastview by the nearby city of Ottawa. Desrosiers drowned in 1951 while boating in the Rideau River. He was survived by his two daughters, Pauline and Lucette.


  • Vanier (Eastview) Au Temps Des Maires, Léo Paquette (1998) ISBN 2-9802732-1-X
  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1937, AL Normandin

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