François Langelier

Sir François Langelier
10th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
May 5, 1911  February 8, 1915
Monarch George V
Governor General The Earl Grey
the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Premier Lomer Gouin
Preceded by Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier
Succeeded by Pierre-Évariste Leblanc
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Quebec-Centre
In office
February 22, 1887  January 13, 1898
Preceded by Joseph-Guillaume Bossé
Succeeded by Arthur Cyrille Albert Malouin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mégantic
In office
June 10, 1884  February 22, 1887
Preceded by Louis-Israël Côté dit Fréchette
Succeeded by Georges Turcot
Mayor of Quebec City
In office
Preceded by Jean-Docile Brousseau
Succeeded by Jules-Joseph-Taschereau Frémont
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Portneuf
In office
May 1, 1878  December 2, 1881
Preceded by Praxède Larue
Succeeded by Jean-Docile Brousseau
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montmagny
In office
December 16, 1873  July 7, 1875
Preceded by Télesphore Fournier
Succeeded by Auguste Charles Philippe Robert Landry
Personal details
Born (1838-12-24)24 December 1838
Sainte-Rosalie, Lower Canada
Died 8 February 1915(1915-02-08) (aged 76)
Spencer Wood, in Sillery, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Virginie Légaré (m. 1864) , Marie-Louise Braün (m. 1892)
Relations Charles Langelier, brother
Children 9 (3 of whom died young)
Alma mater Université Laval
Université de Paris
Occupation lawyer, professor, journalist, author
Profession politician

Sir François Langelier, KCMG (24 December 1838 8 February 1915) was a Canadian lawyer, professor, journalist, politician, the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, and author. He was born in Sainte-Rosalie, Lower Canada (now Quebec) and died in Spencerwood, Quebec.

In 1871, he was an unsuccessful candidate to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Bagot. A Liberal, he was elected in an 1873 by-election for the riding of Montmagny. He was defeated in 1875 but was re-elected in 1878 for the riding of Portneuf. He was Commissioner of Crown Lands and Provincial Treasurer from 1878 to 1879. He was defeated in 1881. From 1880 to 1890, he was a municipal councillor in Quebec City and was mayor from 1882 to 1890.

He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Mégantic in an 1884 by-election, after the results for the 1882 election were declared void. He was re-elected for Quebec-Centre in the 1887, 1891, and 1896 elections. He resigned in 1898 when he was appointed a puisne judge of the Quebec Superior Court for the district of Montreal.

He was knighted in 1907 and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1909. He was made a knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in England in 1912 and a knight of the Order of St Michael and St George on 31 December 1913.

From 1911 until his death in 1915, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

His brother, Charles Langelier was also an MP from 1887 to 1890


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