Fernand Rinfret

Louis-Édouard-Fernand Rinfret, PC (28 February 1883 12 July 1939) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

Louis-Édouard-Fernand Rinfret
35th Mayor of Montreal
In office
11 April 1932  1934
Preceded byCamillien Houde
Succeeded byCamillien Houde (returned)
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. James
In office
Preceded byLouis Audet Lapointe
Succeeded byEugène Durocher
Personal details
Born28 February 1883
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died12 July 1939(1939-07-12) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Political partyLiberal


He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the Montreal riding of St. James in a 1920 by-election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1921, 1925, 1930, and 1935. From 1926 to 1930 and again from 1935 to 1939, he was the Secretary of State for Canada.

From 1932 to 1934, he was the mayor of Montreal.

He was brother to Thibaudeau Rinfret, the Chief Justice of Canada, and Charles Rinfret, a prominent Montreal businessman.


  • "The Quebec History Encyclopedia" (in French). Archived from the original on 8 September 2006.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir George Halsey Perley
Secretary of State of Canada
Succeeded by
Charles Hazlitt Cahan
Preceded by
Charles Hazlitt Cahan
Secretary of State of Canada
Succeeded by
Ernest Lapointe

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