Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier

Canadian politician

Date of Birth: 22-Jan-1837

Place of Birth: Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 29-Apr-1911

Profession: judge, lawyer, politician

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier

  • Sir Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier, (January 22, 1837 – April 29, 1911) was a Canadian lawyer, militia officer, politician, publisher, judge, and the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. Born in Rivière-Ouelle, Lower Canada (now Quebec), the son of Jean-Marie Pelletier and Julie Painchaud, he studied law at the Université Laval, was called to the bar in 1860 and entered practice in Quebec City.
  • He married Suzanne, the daughter of lawyer Charles-Eusèbe Casgrain in 1861; his wife died during childbirth the following year.
  • In 1866, he married Eugénie, the daughter of Marc-Pascal de Sales Laterrière, a doctor and seigneur.
  • He was elected as a Liberal to the House of Commons of Canada representing the riding of Kamouraska, Quebec in a by-election held in 1869.
  • There was no election in this riding in 1867 due to riots.
  • He was re-elected in 1872 and 1874.
  • He was also elected to represent Québec-Est in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in an 1873 by-election; he resigned this seat in 1874 when the dual mandate became illegal.
  • From 1877 to 1878, he was the Minister of Agriculture in the federal cabinet. He was President of the Canadian commission for the Paris World Fair in 1878.
  • He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for his work on this commission.
  • In 1898, he was promoted to Knight Commander. In 1877, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Grandville, Quebec.
  • From 1896 to 1901, he was the Speaker of the Senate of Canada.
  • He resigned in 1904 and was appointed a puisne judge of the Quebec Superior Court. In 1908, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and served until his death in 1911.

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