Jean-Charles Chapais

Politician

1811 – 1885

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Who was Jean-Charles Chapais?

Jean-Charles Chapais, PC was a Canadian Conservative politician, and considered a Father of Canadian Confederation for his participation in the Quebec Conference to determine the form of Canada's government.

Chapais was born in Rivière-Ouelle, a small town in Kamouraska, Quebec, and was educated in Nicolet. Following his success as a farmer and merchant, in 1845 he became the first mayor of Saint-Denis, the town he had lived in from 1833. The following year, he married Georgina Dionne; they had six children together.

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Born
Dec 2, 1811
Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Died
Jul 17, 1885
Ottawa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013