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Georges Courchesne

archbishop

Georges Courchesne, Canadian archbishop. Awarded the Medal of Merite Scolaire, from superintendent of public instructor, 1945; Medaille de I’Ordre de la Fidelite française, 1948. Member of the Catholic Committee of the Counsel of Public Education (province of Quebec), since 1928.

Background

Courchesne, Georges was born on September 13, 1880 in Pierreville, Quebec, Canada. Son of Alexandre and Celina (Bazin) Courchesne.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Laval University, 1900. Doctor of Philosophy., Montreal University, 1929, Doctor of Pedagogy. Doctor of Letters. 1949.

Graduate study, University of Rome, 1908-1910, Fribourg, Switzerland, 1910-1911.

Career

Instructor, College of Nicolet, 1904-1908, professor of rhetoric, 1911-1917, principal, of Normal School, of Nicolet, 1919-1928. Professor pedagogy at Laval University, Quebec, 1919-1928. Bishop of Rimouski, 1928-1946, archbishop, since 1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Nos Humanities, 1927. Pastoral, 5 vols., 1928-1950. Contributor to French language reviews.

Membership

Member of the Catholic Committee of the Counsel of Public Education (province of Quebec), since 1928.

Connections

mother:
Celina (Bazin) Courchesne