Compton in Coaticook, Québec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Louis Stephen St-Laurent
1882 - 1973
St-Laurent was born in Compton. Called to the bar in 1905, he acted for many large companies, and represented the federal government before the Privy Council in London. He entered politics as minister of justice in 1941, served as secretary of state for external affairs (1946-48) and was prime minister from 1948 to 1957. A fervent advocate of national unity, he played a key role in the legal and constitutional development of Canada. He was one of the architects of the new Commonwealth, a signer of the United Nations Charter, and a promoter of NATO.
Erected 1981 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 45° 14.524′ N, 71° 49.58′ W. Marker is in Compton, Québec, in Coaticook. Marker is on Route Louis-S.-Saint-Laurent (Québec Route 147) 0.1 kilometers south of Hatley Road (Québec Route 208), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of the Louis S. St-Laurent National Historic Site of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6790 Rte Louis-S-Saint-Laurent, Compton QC J0B 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. École HYATT School (approx. 7.9 kilometers away); Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt (approx. 19 kilometers away).
More about this marker. The Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site of Canada, which is located in Compton, in the Eastern Townships, some 20 km from Sherbrooke, is a living reminder of the life and work of the former Prime Minister of Canada. The rural atmosphere of the village, the charming house in which Louis St. Laurent was born, the once bustling general store: all take us back to another epoch in which we can savour the enchantment of the lifestyle of a different time, while learning about this great man, marked out by destiny.
Also see . . .
1. Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site of Canada. Louis S. St. Laurent National Historic Site of Canada was designated because:
- the property commemorates Louis S. St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada;
- the property commemorates the social history of the Eastern Townships. (Submitted on April 17, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Biography – St-Laurent, Louis-Stephen – Dictionary of Canadian Biography. St-Laurent's time as prime minister passed from public consciousness, remembered if at all as a comfortable era of placid prosperity. (Submitted on April 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.