Camillien Houde (13 August 1889 – 11 September 1958) was a Quebec politician, a Member of Parliament, and a four-time mayor of Montreal. Houde was born in Montreal on 13 August 1889 and died there on 11 September 1958. He resigned as Conservative leader on 19 September 1932 He was defeated in the 1927 election, but re-elected in a by-election on 24 October 1928. He was nicknamed "l' imprevisible"the unpredictable. He was the only surviving child of Azade Houde and Josephine Frenette. He is descended from the first Houde ancestor, Louis Houde, who came from Manou to Quebec in 1647. Louis Houde' s son was Louis H. who married Marie Lemay in 1685. bHe was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec as a member of the Conservative Party for the riding of Montreal-Sainte-Marie in the 1923 election. He was elected leader of the Conservative Party on 10 July 1929, led the party to defeat in the 1931 election, and failed to win a seat in Montreal-Saint-Jacques after vacating his previous seat.
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