Louis Beaubien

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Louis Beaubien
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Hochelaga
In office
Succeeded by Joseph-Octave Villeneuve
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Nicolet
In office
Preceded by Joseph-Victor Monfette
Succeeded by George Ball
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Hochelaga
In office
Preceded by Antoine-Aimé Dorion
Succeeded by Alphonse Desjardins
Personal details
Born (1837-07-27)July 27, 1837
Montreal, Lower Canada
Died July 19, 1915(1915-07-19) (aged 77)
Outremont, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Relations Pierre Beaubien, father

Louis Beaubien (July 27, 1837 – July 19, 1915) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Montreal, Lower Canada, the son of Pierre Beaubien, a physician and politician, and Marie-Justine Casgrain, he was one of the founders of Outremont.

In 1867, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the riding of Hochelaga. He was also elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Conservative candidate for the Quebec riding of Hochelaga in the 1872 federal election. He resigned once it was no longer allowed to hold both federal and provincial offices. He was re-elected in 1875, 1878, and acclaimed in 1881. He was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1876 to 1878. He did not run in the 1886 election. In 1891, he was named commissioner of agriculture and colonization in the cabinet of Charles Boucher de Boucherville. He was acclaimed in the 1892 election. He would remain in this post in the cabinets of Louis-Olivier Taillon and Edmund James Flynn. He was defeated in the 1897 election.

In 1882, he was the 30th President of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Montreal.

In 1864, he married Suzanne Lauretta Stuart. They had four sons and four daughters, including Charles-Philippe Beaubien, the Canadian senator. He is the grandfather of Louis-Philippe Beaubien, also a Canadian senator. He was a cousin of Charles Eusèbe Casgrain and, his son, Philippe Baby Casgrain.

He died in 1915 and is buried in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.


Political offices
Preceded by
Pierre-Étienne Fortin
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec
1876-11-10 – 1878-05-01
Succeeded by
Arthur Turcotte