Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme

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Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme
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Born(1849-09-19)September 19, 1849
DiedJuly 6, 1910(1910-07-06) (aged 60)
OccupationRoman Catholic priest, educator, scientist, and writer

Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme (September 19, 1849 – July 6, 1910) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, academic, and writer.

Born in Saint-Anselme, Lower Canada, the son of David Kemner dit Laflamme and Josephte Jamme, Laflamme received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1868 from the Petit Séminaire de Québec. He was ordained a priest in 1872 and received a Doctor of Theology degree in 1873 from the Grand Séminaire de Québec. In 1870, he became an instructor in natural history at the Petit Séminaire. In 1875, he started teaching physics at the Université Laval and was appointed chair of mineralogy and geology in the faculty of arts. He also taught geology, mineralogy, and botany. In 1881, he published a textbook, Éléments de minéralogie et de géologie. From 1891 to 1909, he was dean of the faculty of arts.

He was president of the Royal Society of Canada from 1891 to 1892. He was a member of the Société géologique de France, the Société Française de Physique, the Société Scientifique de Bruxelles, and the Geological Society of America. In 1898, he was made a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur.

References[edit]

  • "Joseph-Clovis-Kemner Laflamme". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Pâquet
Rector of Université Laval
1893–1899
Succeeded by
Olivier-Elzéar Mathieu
Preceded by
Olivier-Elzéar Mathieu
Rector of Université Laval
1908–1909
Succeeded by
Amédée-Edmond Gosselin
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
George Monro Grant
President of the Royal Society of Canada
1891–1892
Succeeded by
John George Bourinot