Louis-Amable Jetté

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The Hon.

Sir Louis-Amable Jetté
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montreal East
In office
October 12, 1872 – September 17, 1878
Preceded byGeorge-Étienne Cartier
Succeeded byCharles-Joseph Coursol
8th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
January 20, 1898 – September 15, 1908
MonarchVictoria
Edward VII
Governor GeneralThe Earl of Aberdeen
The Earl of Minto
The Earl Grey
PremierFélix-Gabriel Marchand
Simon-Napoléon Parent
Lomer Gouin
Preceded byJoseph-Adolphe Chapleau
Succeeded byCharles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier
Personal details
Born(1836-01-15)15 January 1836
L’Assomption, Lower Canada
Died5 May 1920(1920-05-05) (aged 84)
Quebec City, Quebec
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)
Berthilde Laflamme (m. 1862)
Children7
ResidenceMontreal
Alma materCollège Sainte-Marie de Montréal
Occupationlawyer, editor, judge, professor
Professionpolitician

Sir Louis-Amable Jetté, KCMG (French pronunciation: ​[lwi amabl ʒɛte]; 15 January 1836 – 5 May 1920) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, professor, and the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He was born in L'Assomption, Lower Canada (now Quebec) in 1836.

In 1872, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the riding of Montreal East. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1874.

Jetté was chief justice of the Court of King’s Bench.

From 1898 to 1908 he was the lieutenant governor of Quebec. He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) during the visit to Quebec of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) in October 1901.[1]

Family[edit]

Lady Jetté by Livernois, Quebec

His wife, Lady Jette, was the daughter of Rodolphe Laflamme. She was born in Montreal, Quebec March 27, 1841. The couple married, in 1862 and lived at `Spencerwood` Quebec. She volunteered with various benevolent and religious institutions connected with the Church of Rome in Canada. She wrote a biography of Saint Marie-Marguerite d'Youville who founded the religious order the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal.[2]

Legacy[edit]

Mount Jetté in British Columbia, just inside the junction of the BC, Alaska and Yukon borders at the province's extreme northwest, is named for him. Jetté was a member of the Canadian Boundary Tribunal leading to the resolution of the Alaska Boundary Dispute.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 27364". The London Gazette. 11 October 1901. p. 6640.
  2. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 178.
  3. ^ "Jetté, Mount". BC Geographical Names.