Philippe-Auguste Choquette

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The Hon.
Philippe-Auguste Choquette
Philippe-Auguste Choquette (January 6, 1854 – December 20, 1948) circa 1915.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montmagny
In office
1887–1898
Preceded by Auguste Charles Philippe Robert Landry
Succeeded by Pierre-Raymond-Léonard Martineau
Senator for Grandville, Quebec
In office
1904–1919
Appointed by Wilfrid Laurier
Preceded by Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier
Succeeded by Thomas Chapais
Personal details
Born (1854-01-06)January 6, 1854
Belœil, Canada East
Died December 20, 1948(1948-12-20) (aged 94)
Political party Liberal
Children Fernand Choquette

Philippe-Auguste Choquette (January 6, 1854 – December 20, 1948) was a Canadian Member of Parliament and Senator.

Biography[edit]

He was born on January 6, 1854 in Beloeil, Canada East to Joseph Choquette and Thaïs Audet. He studied at Université Laval and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1880 and to the King's Council in 1890.

After running unsuccessfully in the 1882 election, he was elected as a Liberal in the riding of Montmagny in the 1887 election. He was re-elected in 1891 and 1896. From 1898 until 1904, he was a Judge in the Quebec Superior Court, Arthabaska District. In 1904, he was appointed to the Senate representing the Senatorial division of Grandville, Quebec. He resigned in 1919. He also served as President of Quebec Bulldogs hockey club for several years, winning the Stanley Cup in 1912, and 1913.

He died on December 20, 1948.

Legacy[edit]

He is the father of Fernand Choquette, a Quebec MNA and judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal.

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