Vital Cliche

Vital Cliche (September 10, 1890 February 23, 1976) was a politician Quebec, Canada and a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (MLA).[1]

Vital Cliche
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Beauce
In office
Preceded byJoseph-Édouard Fortin
Succeeded byRaoul Poulin
Personal details
Born(1890-09-10)September 10, 1890
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec
DiedFebruary 23, 1976(1976-02-23) (aged 85)
Beauceville, Quebec
Political partyAction libérale nationale

Early life

He was born on September 10, 1890 in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec and became an insurance broker. He was the father of politician Lucien Cliche.

Local politics

Cliche served as a school board member in 1919 and as Mayor of Vallée-Jonction, Quebec from 1931 to 1932.

Member of the legislature

He ran as an Action libérale nationale candidate in the district of Beauce in the 1935 provincial election and won. Cliche refused to join Maurice Duplessis's Union Nationale. Instead, he ran as an Independent Liberal in the 1936 election and lost to Raoul Poulin. He also ran as an Action libérale nationale candidate and lost a by-election that was called in 1937 as a result of Poulin's switch to federal politics.


He died on February 23, 1976.


  1. "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.

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