First Franco: Albert Beliveau in Law, Politics and Love
- Date: February 17, 2021
- Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- Location: Franco-American Collection, Lewiston
Join the Franco-American Collection, author Douglas Rooks, and Severin Beliveau, Esq., founding partner, Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios. The event will begin with a reading about Albert's early days in Lewiston. Albert’s parents, Severin and Cedulie, migrated separately from Quebec, married in Lewiston, and had nine children, six of whom survived to adulthood. It was a childhood of poverty and little schooling, yet Cedulie saw something special in her oldest child.
Next, Severin Beliveau will talk about his father’s approach to the community he came from, combining a fierce pride in his heritage, as well as an understanding that political and legal success would depend on his acceptance within the dominant Anglo culture.
Following Severin's presentation will be a short question period, and a final reading about congressional politics in Lewiston. Albert waged two spirited campaigns for Congress, in 1928 and 1930, with Lewiston as his base of support, and had the satisfaction of seeing a close friend, Carl Moran of Rockland, win the 2nd District seat in 1932, amid the national Roosevelt and Democratic landslide.
A final question period will conclude the event.
Join us! Register using this Zoom link: https://maine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOqtrz8qE9FqpRN69p_MgEluxBxQ68gj