Pierre-Urgel Archambault

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Pierre-Urgel Archambault
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Member of the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for Repentigny
In office
1858–1867
Personal details
Born (1812-01-11)January 11, 1812
L'Assomption, Lower Canada
Died August 19, 1871(1871-08-19) (aged 59)
L'Assomption, Quebec

Pierre-Urgel Archambault (January 11, 1812 – August 19, 1871) was a Quebec businessman and political figure.

He was born in L'Assomption, Lower Canada in 1812 and studied at the Petit Séminaire de Montréal. In 1835, he married Joséphine, the daughter of Benjamin Beaupré. He was mayor of L'Assomption from 1847 to 1854. He served in the local militia becoming lieutenant-colonel. In 1858, he was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for Repentigny division and served until Confederation. Archambault was president of the Société d’Agriculture of L’Assomption and helped establish the École d’Agriculture de L’Assomption, an agricultural school. In 1867, he ran unsuccessfully in L'Assomption for a seat in the House of Commons.

He died at L'Assomption in 1871.

His brother Alexandre also served as mayor of L’Assomption and as a member of the legislative assembly. His daughter Athala married Ludger Forest, who later represented L'Assomption in the Quebec legislative assembly. His daughter Louise-Georgiana married Louis-Olivier Taillon, who later became premier of Quebec.

References[edit]

  • "Pierre-Urgel Archambault". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.