Philippe Baby Casgrain

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Philippe Baby Casgrain
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for L'Islet
In office
1872–1891
Preceded by Barthélemy Pouliot
Succeeded by Louis-Georges Desjardins
Personal details
Born (1826-12-30)December 30, 1826
Quebec City, Lower Canada
Died May 23, 1917(1917-05-23) (aged 90)
Political party Liberal
Relations Charles-Eusèbe Casgrain, father
Thomas Chase-Casgrain, nephew
Louis Beaubien, cousin
Luc Letellier de St-Just, cousin
Children Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Philippe Baby Casgrain (December 30, 1826 – May 23, 1917) was a Quebec lawyer, author and political figure. He represented L'Islet in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1873 to 1891.

He was born in Quebec City in 1826, the son of Charles-Eusèbe Casgrain, and studied at the College of Ste. Anne de la Pocatière. He articled in law with Jean-Thomas Taschereau, was called to the bar in 1850 and practiced at Quebec with Pierre Joseph Olivier Chauveau. In 1854, he married Mathilde Perrault. He was named deputy protonotary for the Quebec Superior Court in Quebec district. Casgrain was named Queen's Counsel in 1879. After he retired from politics, he was clerk for the Quebec Circuit and Revision Court. He served several terms as president of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Casgrain published a number of works on the history of Canada, including:

He died at Quebec in 1917.

His son Joseph Philippe Baby became a member of the Canadian Senate.

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