Joseph-Octave Beaubien

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Joseph-Octave Beaubien
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montmagny
In office
1867–1872
Succeeded by Henri-Thomas Taschereau
Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for De la Durantaye
In office
1867–1877
Succeeded by Édouard Rémillard
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Montmagny
In office
1858–1866
Preceded by Louis-Napoléon Casault
Succeeded by Replaced with the Canadian House of Commons
Personal details
Born (1824-03-22)March 22, 1824
Nicolet, Lower Canada
Died November 7, 1877(1877-11-07) (aged 53)
Montmagny, Quebec
Political party Conservative

Joseph-Octave Beaubien (March 22, 1824 – November 7, 1877) was a Quebec physician and political figure. He represented Montmagny in the 1st Canadian Parliament as a Conservative member.

He was born in Nicolet in Lower Canada in 1824, studied at the college there and then studied English in Rochester, New York. He returned and studied medicine, becoming a doctor in 1847 and settled at Montmagny. He was elected to represent Montmagny in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1857, 1861 and 1863; he was reelected after Confederation. He served in the cabinet as Commissioner of Crown Lands. He was also named to the Legislative Council of Quebec for La Durantaye division in 1867 and served until his death. He operated large farms at Montmagny and Cap-Saint-Ignace. Beaubien served as lieutenant-colonel in the local militia. He was also a director for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

He died in Montmagny in 1877.

He was the nephew of Pierre Beaubien, who had also been a member in the Legislative Assembly from Canada East. His daughter, Caroline-Alix, married Jules-Joseph-Taschereau Frémont, who later became a member of the House of Commons.

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