Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Sir Louis-Napoléon Casault


Casault, Sir Louis Napoléon (1823-1908), chief justice of the Supreme Court of Quebec (1894-1904), was born at St. Thomas, Lower Canada, on July 10, 1823, the son of Louis Casault. He was educated at the Quebec Seminary, and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1847 (Q.C., 1867). He sat as a Conservative in the Legislative Assembly of Canada for Montmagny from 1854 to 1857, and in the Canadian House of Commons for. Bellechasse from 1867 to 1870. In 1870 he was appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, and in 1894 he became chief justice of this court. He retired from the bench in 1904, and he died at Quebec on May 18, 1908. In 1870 he married Jane Elmire, daughter of John Pangman, seignior of Lachenaye, near Montreal. From 1858 to 1891 he was professor of commercial law in Laval University ; and he was an LL.D. of Laval (1865) and a D.C.L. of Bishop's College, Lennoxville (1895). In 1894 he was created a knight bachelor.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 9-10.


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