Amédée E. Forget

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The Hon.
Amédée E. Forget
Amédée Emmanuel Forget.png
1st Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
In office
September 1, 1905 – October 5, 1910
Monarch Edward VII
George V
Governor General The Earl Grey
Premier Thomas Walter Scott
Preceded by himself, as Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories
Succeeded by George W. Brown
Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories
In office
October 4, 1898 – September 1, 1905
Monarch Victoria
Edward VII
Governor General The Earl of Aberdeen
The Earl of Minto
The Earl Grey
Premier Frederick W. A. G. Haultain
Preceded by Malcolm C. Cameron
Succeeded by himself, as Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
George H. V. Bulyea, as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Senator for Banff, Alberta
In office
May 2, 1911 – June 8, 1923
Nominated by Wilfrid Laurier
Personal details
Born (1847-11-12)November 12, 1847
Marieville, Canada East
Died June 8, 1923(1923-06-08) (aged 75)
Ottawa, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Henriette Drolet (m. 1876)
Residence Banff, Alberta
Alma mater Marieville College
Occupation lawyer, civil servant
Profession politician

Amédée Emmanuel Marie Forget[1] (/fɒrˈʒ/; November 12, 1847 – June 8, 1923) was a Canadian lawyer, civil servant, and politician. He was the last Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories and the first Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Saskatchewan.

Born in Marieville, Canada East (now Quebec), the son of Jeremie Forget and Marie Guenette, he was called to the Bar of Lower Canada in 1871. In 1875, he joined the Canadian civil service and served in different positions.

In 1898, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories on the advice of Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, and served until the creation of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905. At that time, he was appointed the first Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and served until 1910.

In 1911, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Banff, Alberta. He died while in office in 1923.

He is buried in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec.

The town of Forget, Saskatchewan, and Forget Street in Regina, Saskatchewan are both named in his honor.

Family[edit]

Madame Henriette Forget by William Notman

Amédée Emmanuel Forget married October 1876, Henriette Drolet, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel C. J. R Drolet, and a descendant of François Jarret de Verchères. She was born at Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada East, September 29, 1853. She was educated at l'Institut des Sœurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Ville Marie, Hochelaga. The couple travelled in 1877 to Battleford, North-West Territories, when Mr Forget was appointed to an official position. When the seat of Government was transferred to Regina in 1882, the couple moved there. The couple moved to Winnipeg in 1895, when Mr. Forget was appointed Indian commissioner. The couple moved to Government House, Regina, when Mr Forget was appointed lieutenant-governor of the North-West Territories in October 1898. The couple received and entertained the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall in 1901. Madame Forget served as honorary president of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire and of the National Council of Women. She volunteered with the Victorian Order of Nurses and the Aberdeen Association. She served as president and treasurer of the committee to erect a statue to Queen Victoria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emmanuel Amedee Marie Forget, Quebec, Rouville, Parish of Sainte-Marie-de-Monoir, 12 November 1847, no.207, [Baptismal Record]. 
  2. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]

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