Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

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


Laurent Olivier David


David, Laurent Olivier (1840-1926), author, was born at Sault-au-Récollet, Quebec, on March 24, 1840, the son of Major Stanislaus David and Elisabeth Tremblay. He was educated at the Collège de Ste. Thérèse, and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1864. He became a journalist, and was the founder and editor of several periodicals, notably L'Opinion publique (1870) and Le Bien publique (1874). Later he practised law in Montreal in partnership with J. A. Mousseau. From 1886 to 1890 he represented Montreal East in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec; and in 1903 he was appointed a member of the Canadian Senate. He died at Montreal on August 24, 1926. He was the author of Biographies et portraits (Montreal, 1876), Le héros de Châteauguay (Montreal, 1883), Les patriotes de 1837-38 (Montreal, 1884), Mes contemporains (Montreal, 1894), Les deux Papineau (Montreal, 1896), Le clergé canadien (Montreal, 1896), L'union des deux Canadas, 1841-67 (Montreal, 1898), Le drapeau de Carillon: Drame en 5 actes (Montreal, 1900), Laurier et son temps (Montreal, 1905), Histoire du Canada depuis la Confederation (Montreal, 1909), Souvenirs et biographies (Montreal, 1911), Mélanges historiques et littéraires (Montreal, 1917), Laurier, sa vie, ses oeuvres (Beauceville, 1919), and Les gerbes canadiennes (Montreal, 1921).

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 181.


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