Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2005

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


Charles Joseph Elzéar Mondelet


Mondelet, Charles Joseph Elzéar (1801-1876), judge, was born at St. Charles , Lower Canada, on December 27, 1801, the son of Jean Marie Mondelet, notary public. He was educated at the College of Nicolet and the College of Montreal, and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1822. He practised law, first in Three Rivers, and then in Montreal, until 1842, when he was appointed district judge for Terrebonne, L'Assomption, and Berthier. In 1844 he was appointed a circuit judge at Montreal ; in 1852 a judge of the superior court of Lower Canada ; and in 1859 an assistant judge in appeals of the court of Queen's Bench. He died at Montreal on December 31, 1876. His Letters on elementary and practical education (Montreal, 1841) are said to have influenced the school law passed in the first parliament after the union of 1841.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 319.



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