Foreign News: Centenarian Senator

Last week, for the second time in its entire existence, the Canadian Senate congratulated one of its members on the 100th anniversary of his birth by presenting him with a portrait of himself. The hoary Senator is the Honorable George Casimir Dessaulles of St. Hyacinthe; his birthplace, Province of Quebec.

When Governor General Earl Grey appointed Mr. Dessaulles to the Senate in 1907 the centenarian was 79 years old. Loud & long were the protests that he was "too" old." Even some of the Senators complained to Premier Sir Wilfred Laurier. But the wily...

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