Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Jean Chabot


Chabot, Jean (1807-1860), commissioner of public works for Canada (1849-54), was born at St. Charles de Bellechasse, Lower Canada, on October 15, 1807, the son of Basile Chabot and Josephte Prévost. He was educated at the Quebec Seminary, and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in) 1834. From 1843 to 1856 he was, almost without intermission, the representative of Quebec in the Legislative Assembly of Canada; and in 1849 he became commissioner of public works in the Baldwin-Lafontaine administration. He resigned this portfolio, for private reasons, in 1850. In 1852, however, he resumed the portfolio of public works in the Hincks-Morin government, and he continued to hold it in the MacNab-Morin government. In 1855 he was not included in the MacNab-Taché administration; and in 1856 he was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Lower Canada. He died on May 31, 1860. He married Hortense Hamel, but had no children. See L'honorable Jean Chabot (Bull. rech. hist., 1905).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 26.



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