John Caldwell (seigneur)
John grew up near Quebec City on the family estate which was one of the properties his father, Henry Caldwell, had obtained from Governor James Murray by way of a 99-year lease. He studied to become a lawyer and was called to the bar in 1798. He never practiced law as he was administering his father's assets and ongoing business affairs. In 1800, he ran for, and was elected in the riding of Dorchester along with Jean-Thomas Taschereau for the 3rd Parliament of Lower Canada. Aside from an irregularity concerning the 1809 election, he served until December, 1811, when he gave up his seat in the Legislative Assembly.
His son Henry John also represented Dorchester in the legislative assembly.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- "John Caldwell". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
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