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Charles Gérin-Lajoie

Canadian politician

Died when: 70 years 313 days (850 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn

 

Charles Gérin-Lajoie

Charles Gérin-Lajoie (December 28, 1824 – November 6, 1895) was a Quebec businessman and political figure.He represented Saint-Maurice in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1874 to 1878.He was born André-Charles Gérin-Lajoie at Yamachiche, Lower Canada in 1824, the grandson of Charles Caron.

He studied at the Séminaire de Nicolet.He owned mills and a factory at Yamachiche.In 1863, Gérin-Lajoie was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Saint-Maurice as a member of the Parti rouge.

He opposed Confederation, but was elected to the federal parliament in 1874 running as a Liberal.In 1878, he was named superintendent of Public Works for Saint-Maurice and he served in that function until his death at Trois-Rivières in 1895.


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