|Senator for De Lorimier, Quebec|
|Appointed by||Royal Proclamation|
|Succeeded by||Alexandre Lacoste|
February 6, 1820|
Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada
|Died||February 7, 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.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Jacques-Olivier Bureau – Parliament of Canada biography
- The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1874)