Joseph-Charles Taché

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Joseph-Charles Taché
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Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Rimouski
In office
Personal details
Born (1820-12-24)December 24, 1820
Kamouraska, Lower Canada
Died April 16, 1894(1894-04-16) (aged 73)
Ottawa, Ontario

Joseph-Charles Taché, (December 24, 1820 – April 16, 1894) was a multi-faceted[clarification needed] member of the Taché family, a nephew of Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché. He was a student at the Petit Séminaire de Québec and followed this by a study of medicine, receiving his medical diploma in 1844.

Taché practised medicine in Rimouski, and, at the age of 27, he was unopposed for a seat in the Legislative Assembly. His activity in politics led him into the newspaper business as a writer renowned for his caustic political wit. He enjoyed[weasel words] great popularity in this area as a writer and editor until 1859 when he left Le Courrier du Canada to pursue other writing full-time. He returned to public life in 1864 as a senior civil servant in Ottawa for 24 years where he produced a lasting legacy[citation needed] of achievements in literary, cultural, scientific and political areas.


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