Born in the city of Quebec and educated there. In 1852 a member of the Legislative Council, and in 1857-1862 Speaker. Mayor of Qnebec, 1860, when King Edward VIII, as Prince of Wales , visited Canada, and knighted on the occasion. In 1862 appointed minister of agriculture in the Cartier-Macdonald ministry- and in 1865 premier and receiver-general in a coalition govern- ment. Appointed lieutenant-governor of the province of Quebec, 1867; resigned in 1873. Bib.: Rose, Cyc. Can. Bio.; Taylor, Brit. Am.; Dent, Last Fotty Years.
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.