Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Joseph Olivier Côté


Coté, Joseph Olivier (1820-1882), civil servant, was born in Quebec on April 7, 1820, and in 1845 entered the Canadian civil service as a clerk in the Executive Council office. He ultimately became clerk of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada (1880-2). He published a useful book of reference, Political appointments and elections in the province of Canada (Quebec, 1860; new ed., Ottawa, 1866) ; and he compiled a valuable index to the state papers of Canada, 1841-67. He died in Ottawa, on April 24, 1882. A sequel to his Political appointments was published by his son. N. Omer Coté, under the title, Political appointments, parliaments, and the judicial bench in the Dominion of Canada, 1867-1895 (Ottawa, 1896).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 138.


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