William Henry Chaffers

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The Hon.

William Henry Chaffers
Senator for Rougemont, Quebec
In office
Appointed byRoyal Proclamation
Succeeded byWilliam Hales Hingston
Personal details
Born(1827-08-02)August 2, 1827
Quebec City, Lower Canada
DiedJuly 19, 1894(1894-07-19) (aged 66)
Political partyLiberal

William Henry Chaffers (August 2, 1827 – July 1894) was a Quebec businessman and politician. He was a Liberal member of the Senate of Canada for Rougemont division from 1867 to 1894.

He was born Guillaume-Henri-Jacques Chaffers at Quebec City in 1827 and studied at the college at Chambly and the Petit Séminaire de Montréal. He set up in business at Saint-Césaire. Chaffers was lieutenant-colonel in the local militia. He also served as mayor of Saint-Césaire and warden for Rouville County. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Rouville in an 1856 by-election. Cahffers was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada in 1864 and named to the Senate after Confederation.

He died at Saint-Hyacinthe in 1894.

He was the grandson of François Blanchet.

External links[edit]

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • William Henry Chaffers – Parliament of Canada biography