Louis-Philippe Pelletier

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The Hon.
Louis-Philippe Pelletier
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Quebec County
In office
1911–1914
Preceded by Joseph Pierre Turcotte
Succeeded by Thomas Chase Casgrain
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Dorchester
In office
1888–1904
Preceded by Louis-Napoléon Larochelle
Succeeded by Alfred Morisset
Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Lauzon
In office
May 11, 1888 – October 22, 1888
Preceded by George Couture
Succeeded by Louis-Napoléon Larochelle
Personal details
Born (1857-02-01)February 1, 1857
Trois-Pistoles, Lower Canada
Died February 8, 1921(1921-02-08) (aged 64)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Conservative Party of Quebec
Cabinet Postmaster General (1911-1914)
Attorney General (1896-1897)
Provincial Secretary (1891-1896)

Louis-Philippe Pelletier, PC (February 1, 1857 – February 8, 1921) was a Canadian lawyer, journalist, newspaper owner, politician, professor, and judge.

Biography[edit]

Born in Trois-Pistoles, Lower Canada, the son of Thomas-Philippe Pelletier and Caroline Casault, the sister of Louis-Napoléon Casault, Pelletier was educated at the Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière and received a law degree from the Université Laval. He articled with Auguste-Réal Angers and was called to the Quebec bar in 1880.

After being defeated in the 1908 federal election, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Quebec County in the 1911 election. A Conservative, he was the Postmaster General from 1911 to 1914. He resigned in October 1914 and was appointed a Superior Court judge for the district of Montreal. In August 1915 he was appointed to the Quebec Court of King’s Bench.

Prior to his entry to federal politics, Pelletier was also a member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec after being elected in Dorchester as a Conservative in 1888 and retained his seat until 1904 when he did not seek another re-election. He attempted a return in 1908 but was defeated.

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