Pierre Basile Benoit

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Pierre Basile Benoit
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Not to be confused with the Pierre Benoit (1824–1870) who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Napierville.

Pierre Basile Benoit (October 8, 1837 – November 11, 1910) was a Quebec farmer and political figure. He represented Chambly in the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative member from 1867 to 1874 and from 1876 to 1886.[1]

He was born in Longueuil, Lower Canada in 1837,[1] the son of Laurent Benoit,[2] and educated at St. Hyacinthe.[3] Benoit, who farmed near Saint-Hubert, married Josephine Sicotte. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Quebec assembly in 1871.[2] In 1886, he resigned his seat to accept the post of superintendent for the Chambly Canal. He was a member of the Agricultural Council of Quebec and served as president of the Chambly Agricultural Society.[3] In 1905, he was named Inspector of Dominion Stores for the Chambly Canal.[2]

Benoit died in Saint-Hubert at the age of 73.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pierre Basile Benoit – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c d Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1882, CH Mackintosh