Augustin Rivard (1743 – May 5, 1798) was a farmer and political figure in Lower Canada.
He was born Augustin-Amable Laglanderie Dufresne at Yamachiche in 1743, the son of farmer Joseph Laglanderie Dufresne (Rivard). He settled on land inherited from his parents in the seigneury of Gatineau. Rivard was named a sub-baillif at Yamachiche in 1767. He was elected to the 1st Parliament of Lower Canada for Saint-Maurice in 1792. Rivard had a wooden leg due to an earlier accident.
He died at Yamachiche in 1798.
His daughter Charlotte married François Lesieur Desaulniers, who later also represented Saint-Maurice in the legislative assembly; their son Louis-Léon Lesieur Desaulniers later became a member of the Canadian House of Commons. Rivard's daughter Françoise married Charles Caron, who also became a member of the legislative assembly.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Trifluviana. Volume 3: Les députés de Saint-Maurice et de Buckinghamshire (1792-1808) , F Surveyer & F-J Audet (1933)
Parliamentary system established in 1792
|MLA, District of Saint-Maurice
with Thomas Coffin, Tory
Nicholas Montour, Tory
Thomas Coffin, Tory