Jacques-Olivier Bureau

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The Hon.
Jacques-Olivier Bureau
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Senator for De Lorimier, Quebec
In office
1867–1883
Appointed by Royal Proclamation
Succeeded by Alexandre Lacoste
Personal details
Born (1820-02-06)February 6, 1820
Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada
Died February 7, 1883(1883-02-07) (aged 63)
Saint-Rémi, Quebec
Political party Liberal

Jacques-Olivier Bureau (February 6, 1820 – February 7, 1883) was a Quebec notary and political figure. He was a Liberal member of the Senate of Canada for De Lorimier division from 1867 to 1883.

He was born in Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada in 1820 and studied there and at the Séminaire de Nicolet. He qualified as a notary in 1843 and practiced at Saint-Rémi and Montreal. In 1854, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Napierville; he was reelected in 1858 and 1861. In 1862, he was elected to the Legislative Council in Lorimier division. Bureau was active in promoting the abolition of seigneurial tenure in Canada East. He was named provincial secretary in 1863, a cabinet post; as a result, he had to run again (successfully) for his seat in the legislative council. After Confederation, he was named to the Senate.

He died at Saint-Rémi in 1883.

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