Jean-Georges Garneau

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Jean-Georges Garneau
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25th Mayor of Quebec City
In office
1 March 1906 – 1 March 1910
Preceded by Georges Tanguay
Succeeded by Olivier-Napoléon Drouin
Personal details
Born 19 November 1864
Died 5 February 1944
Quebec City, Quebec
Profession railroad engineer, professor

Jean-Georges Garneau (19 November 1864 – 5 February 1944)[1] was a Canadian politician, the mayor of Quebec City from 1906 to 1910.

Sir Georges Garneau was a railroad engineer involved in the construction of track between Lac Saint-Jean and Quebec City. In 1904, he became an analytical chemistry professor at Université Laval, before becoming Quebec City's mayor in 1906. From 1908 to 1939, he served as the first president of the National Battlefields Commission, which manages the Plains of Abraham site in Quebec City.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Duval, Monique (March 2008). "Sir George Garneau". La société historique de Québec. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ "History of the park" at National Battlefields Commission

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