Charles-Séraphin Rodier Jr

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The Hon.
Charles-Séraphin Rodier
Senator for Mille Isles, Quebec
In office
December 1, 1888 – January 26, 1890
Appointed by John A. Macdonald
Preceded by Jean-Baptiste Rolland
Succeeded by Louis-Rodrigue Masson
Personal details
Born (1818-10-06)October 6, 1818
Montreal, Lower Canada
Died January 26, 1890(1890-01-26) (aged 71)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Conservative Party
Relations Charles-Séraphin Rodier, uncle

Charles-Séraphin Rodier (October 6, 1818 – January 26, 1890) was a Canadian businessman and politician.

Born in Montreal, Lower Canada, the son of Jean-Baptiste Rodier and Marie-Desanges Sedillot dit Montreuil, Rodier was the nephew of Charles-Séraphin Rodier, a mayor of Montreal. Rodier would later use the suffix "Jr" to his name to tell himself apart from his uncle. Rodier started working at age fourteen as a carpenter and after as a building contractor. He later started a factory to make agricultural tools for farmers. He used to demand mortgages in return for the tools and as a result accumulated a large amount of land in the Montreal area.

In 1861, he co-founded the Banque Jacques-Cartier and was a director until 1870. He was also a vice-president from 1870 to 1876. From 1847 to 1850, he was a member of the Montreal City Council for the ward of Saint-Antoine. A supported of the federal Conservative Party, Rodier was called to the Senate of Canada for the senatorial division of Mille Isles on the advice of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald in 1888. He served until his death in 1890.

He was president of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Montreal. In 1869, he help form the 64th Châteauguay and Beauharnois Regiment (Voltigeurs Canadiens of Beauharnois), becoming its first lieutenant-colonel.

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