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Jacques Bureau

The Honourable
Jacques Bureau
8th Senator for La Salle, Quebec
In office
September 5, 1925 – January 23, 1933
Nominated by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded by Joseph Godbout
Succeeded by Lucien Moraud
Minister of Customs and Excise
In office
December 29, 1921 – September 4, 1925
Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded by John Babington Macaulay Baxter
Succeeded by Georges Henri Boivin
6th Solicitor General of Canada
In office
February 14, 1907 – October 6, 1911
Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Preceded by Rodolphe Lemieux
Succeeded by Arthur Meighen
Member of the House of Commons of Canada
In office
November 7, 1900 – September 5, 1925
Preceded by Sir Adolphe-Philippe Caron
Succeeded by Arthur Bettez
Constituency Three Rivers and St. Maurice
Personal details
Born (1860-07-09)July 9, 1860
Trois-Rivières, Canada East
Died January 23, 1933(1933-01-23) (aged 72)
Political party Liberal
Profession Lawyer

Jacques Bureau, PC KC (July 9, 1860 – January 23, 1933) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Trois-Rivières, Canada East, the son of J. Napoleon Bureau and Sophie Gingras, Bureau was educated at Nicolet College and received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1881 from Laval University. A lawyer, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Three Rivers and St. Maurice in the 1900 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1904, 1908, 1911, 1917, and 1921. From 1907 to 1911, he was the Solicitor General of Canada. From 1921 to 1925, he was the Minister of Customs and Excise. In 1925, after his involvement in the King-Byng Affair, he was called to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of La Salle, Quebec. He served until his death in 1933.


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