Sir Louis-Amable Jetté
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montreal East
|Preceded by||George-Étienne Cartier|
|Succeeded by||Charles-Joseph Coursol|
|8th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
January 20, 1898 – September 15, 1908
|Governor General||The Earl of Aberdeen
The Earl of Minto
The Earl Grey
|Preceded by||Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau|
|Succeeded by||Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier|
15 January 1836|
L’Assomption, Lower Canada
|Died||5 May 1920
Quebec City, Quebec
Sir Louis-Amable Jetté, KCMG (French pronunciation: [lwi amabl ʒɛte]; 15 January 1836 – 5 May 1920) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, professor, and the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He was born in L'Assomption, Lower Canada (now Quebec) in 1836.
Jetté was chief justice of the Court of King’s Bench.
From 1898 to 1908 he was the lieutenant governor of Quebec. He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) during the visit to Quebec of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) in October 1901.
His wife, Lady Jette, was the daughter of Rodolphe Laflamme. She was born in Montreal, Quebec March 27, 1841. The couple married, in 1862 and lived at `Spencerwood` Quebec. She volunteered with various benevolent and religious institutions connected with the Church of Rome in Canada. She wrote a biography of Saint Marie-Marguerite d'Youville who founded the religious order the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal.
Mount Jetté in British Columbia, just inside the junction of the BC, Alaska and Yukon borders at the province's extreme northwest, is named for him. Jetté was a member of the Canadian Boundary Tribunal leading to the resolution of the Alaska Boundary Dispute.
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