Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

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


Daniel Tracey


Tracey, Daniel (1795-1832), physician and journalist, was born in Roscrea, Tipperary county, Ireland, in May, 1795, the son of Michael Tracey, a merchant. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and after graduation studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. He practised medi­cine in Dublin for several years; but in 1825 he emigrated to Canada, and began the practice of medicine in Montreal. In 1828 he established the Vindicator, a Reform newspaper, and became its editor; and in May, 1832, he was elected to represent the west ward of Montreal in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. He died of cholera in Montreal on July 18, 1832 . See E. J. Mullally, Dr. Daniel Tracey (pamphlet, Montreal, 1935).

Source: W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 398p., p. 161.


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