John Le Boutillier

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John Le Boutillier
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Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Golfe
In office
1867–1872
Succeeded by Thomas Savage
Personal details
Born (1797-04-23)April 23, 1797
Isle of Jersey
Died July 31, 1872(1872-07-31) (aged 75)
Gaspé, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Religion Roman Catholicism

John Le Boutillier or John Le Bouthillier (1797 – July 31, 1872) was a Quebec businessman and political figure.

He was born in Jersey in 1797 and came to the Gaspé peninsula around 1815 as an employee of Charles Robin. In 1830, he opened his own business exporting dried cod from the Gaspé region and settled in Gaspé. He represented Gaspé in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1833 to 1838 and then Bonaventure from 1844 to 1847 and Gaspé from 1854 to 1867 in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. Le Boutillier voted against the Ninety-Two Resolutions.[1] In 1867, he was named to the Legislative Council of Quebec for the Gulf division and served until his death in Gaspé in 1872.

His firm, which had grown to 2,500 employees, 12 ships and 169 fishing boats, was taken over by Charles Robin's company after his death.

Le Boutillier's house in Gaspé was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1975.[2]

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