Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

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


Joseph René Kimber


Kimber, Joseph René (1786-1843), physician and politician, was born at Quebec on November 26, 1786, the eldest son of René Kimber and MarieJosephte Robitaille. He was admitted to practice as a physician in 1811; and he played a prominent part in Lower Canadian politics before the rebellion of 1837. He represented Three Rivers in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1832 to 1838, and was one of Papineau's lieutenants. In the Legislative Assembly of United Canada he represented Champlain from 1841 to 1843; and he was appointed to the Legislative Council only a few days before his death at Three Rivers on September 22, 1843. He married Apolline Berthelot; and by her he had a son and a daughter. See La famille Jékimbert ou Kimber ( Bull. rech. hist ., 1915).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., p. 332.

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