Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

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


Hector Fabre


Fabre, Hector (1834-1910), journalist and Canadian commissioner in Paris , was born in Montreal on August 9, 1834 , the son of E. R. Fabre and Luce Perrault, and the brother of Archbishop Fabre. He was educated at L'Assomption and St. Hyacinthe Colleges, and at the College of St. Sulpice, Montreal, and studied law with his brother-in-law, George Etienne Cartier. He was called to the bar in 1856, but drifted into journalism, becoming successively the editor of L'Ordre (Montreal), Le Canadien (Quebec), and L'Evènement (Quebec). In 1873 he unsuccessfully contested as a Liberal the representation of Quebec county in the House of Commons; and in 1875 he was appointed to the Senate by the Mackenzie government. In 1882 he resigned his seat in the Senate to become agent for the Canadian government in Paris, and he continued to represent Canada in Paris during the remainder of his life. In 1886 he was created a C.M.G.; and in 1882 he was appointed one of the charter members of the Royal Society of Canada. He published Esquisse biographique sur Chevalier de Lorimier (Montreal, 1856), Sur la littérature canadienne (Quebec, 1866), Confédération, indépendance, annexion (Quebec, 1871), and Chroniques (Quebec, 1877). He died in Paris on September 2, 1910.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 315.


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