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The Honourable Azellus Denis (March 26, 1907 - September 4, 1991) was a Canadian politician who served in the Parliament of Canada as a Member of Parliament and Senator for the longest period of time, 55 years, 10 months and 20 days.
Born St-Norbert, Quebec , he was first elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament in the riding of St. Denis in 1935. He was re-elected in 1940, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1962, and 1963. He was the Postmaster General from 1963 until 1964. He was appointed to the Senate, by Lester B. Pearson, in 1964 and served until his death in 1991.
He was a reservist in the 2nd Battalion (Reserve) Châteauguay Regiment.
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