Joseph Dumont

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Joseph Dumont
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kamouraska
In office
1878–1882
Preceded by Charles-François Roy
Succeeded by Charles Bruno Blondeau
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Kamouraska
In office
1877–1878
Preceded by Charles-François Roy
Succeeded by Charles-Antoine-Ernest Gagnon
Personal details
Born (1847-04-19)April 19, 1847
St-André de Kamouraska, Canada East
Died January 15, 1912(1912-01-15) (aged 64)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Other political
affiliations
Quebec Liberal Party

Joseph Dumont (April 19, 1847 – January 15, 1912) was a merchant and political figure in Quebec. He represented Kamouraska in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1877 to 1878 and Kamouraska in the Canadian House of Commons from 1878 to 1882 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Saint-André, Quebec, the son of Lifsey Dumont and Émilie Saint-Pierre, and was educated at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière. In 1869, he was named a papal zouave at Rome. Dumont was a merchant at Kamouraska. He was elected to the provincial assembly in 1877 after Charles-François Roy was elected to the House of Commons; his election was overturned in March of the following year. Dumont was married twice: to Cléophile Paradis in 1874 and to Marie-Eugénie Gagnon in 1889. He lived in the United States from 1882 to 1887. On his return, he became archivist for the Secretariat of Quebec, serving until 1909, when he was named deputy secretary for the province. In the same year, he was named a knight in the Order of St. Gregory the Great. Dumont died in Quebec City at the age of 64.

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