Educated at McGill University; studied law and called to the bar of Lower Canada,1847. Acandidate for legislative assembley for Argenteuil, 1857, but defeated by Sydney Bellingham. Solicitor General for Macdonald-Sicotte ministry 1863-1863. On death of Macdonald , became Prime Minister June 1891, held this postion untill poor health compelled him to resign Nov. 1893.
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