A one-term member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Azarie Zenobe Coutu was born in Lanoraie, province of Quebec, Canada on April 29, 1876. Little could be found on his early life, with the exception of his attending Joliette University in his native Quebec.
Coutu immigrated to the United States sometime after his college graduation and settled in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was here that he decided upon a career as a newspaper editor and was still engaged in this vocation when he was elected to the Massachusetts state legislature in 1927. He served a one year term in the house (1927-28) and died at age 69 on October 7, 1941, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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