Octave Magnan

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Octave Magnan
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montcalm
In office
1878–1881
Preceded by Louis-Gustave Martin
Succeeded by Jean-Baptiste-Tréfflé Richard
In office
1892–1897
Preceded by Joseph-Alcide Martin
Succeeded by Pierre-Julien-Léonidas Bissonnette
Personal details
Born (1836-04-23)April 23, 1836
Saint-Jacques, Lower Canada
Died May 7, 1921(1921-05-07) (aged 85)
Saint-Jacques, Quebec
Political party Conservative

Octave Magnan (April 23, 1836 – May 7, 1921) was a farmer and political figure in Quebec. He represented Montcalm in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1878 to 1881 and from 1892 to 1897 as a Conservative.

He was born in Saint-Jacques, Lower Canada, the son of Gabriel Magnan and Rosalie Brouillet, and was educated at Saint-Alexis. In 1858, he married Odile Duval at Saint-Alexis. He ran unsuccessfully for the Quebec assembly seat in Montcalm in an 1874 by-election. He was elected in 1878 and defeated by Jean-Baptiste-Tréfflé Richard when he ran for reelection in 1881. Magnan was elected again in 1892 and defeated by Pierre-Julien-Léonidas Bissonnette in 1897. He also ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons in 1882 and 1891. He died in Saint-Jacques at the age of 85.

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