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Louis-Philippe Pelletier

The Hon.
Louis-Philippe Pelletier
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Quebec County
In office
1911–1914
Preceded byJoseph Pierre Turcotte
Succeeded byThomas Chase Casgrain
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Dorchester
In office
1888–1904
Preceded byLouis-Napoléon Larochelle
Succeeded byAlfred Morisset
Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Lauzon
In office
May 11, 1888 – October 22, 1888
Preceded byGeorge Couture
Succeeded byLouis-Napoléon Larochelle
Personal details
Born(1857-02-01)February 1, 1857
Trois-Pistoles, Lower Canada
DiedFebruary 8, 1921(1921-02-08) (aged 64)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Political partyConservative
Other political
affiliations
Conservative Party of Quebec
CabinetPostmaster General (1911-1914)
Attorney General (1896-1897)
Provincial Secretary (1891-1896)

Louis-Philippe Pelletier, PC (February 1, 1857 – February 8, 1921) was a Canadian lawyer, journalist, newspaper owner, politician, professor, and judge.

Biography

Born in Trois-Pistoles, Lower Canada, the son of Thomas-Philippe Pelletier and Caroline Casault, the sister of Louis-Napoléon Casault, Pelletier was educated at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière and received a law degree from the Université Laval. He articled with Auguste-Réal Angers and was called to the Quebec bar in 1880.

After being defeated in the 1908 federal election, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Quebec County in the 1911 election. A Conservative, he was the Postmaster General from 1911 to 1914. He resigned in October 1914 and was appointed a Superior Court judge for the district of Montreal. In August 1915 he was appointed to the Quebec Court of King’s Bench.

Prior to his entry to federal politics, Pelletier was also a member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec after being elected in Dorchester as a Conservative in 1888 and retained his seat until 1904 when he did not seek another re-election. He attempted a return in 1908 but was defeated.

References

  • Louis-Philippe Pelletier – Parliament of Canada biography
  • "Louis-Philippe Pelletier". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
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