Truth Your Honour!...
The encyclopedia Le Petit Jean,
Dictionnaire des noms propres du Québec[S54] (Proper Names
Dictionnary), tells us that many Choquette's became lawyers or judges.
The descendants of Joseph
Choquet and Thaïs
Audet dit Lapointe where particularly active in that field:
Choquette was born in Beloeil in 1854. Lawyer, Liberal M.P.
for Montmagny in the House of Commons, Ottawa (1887-1898). One of Sir
Wilfrid Laurier's lieutenant. Judge in the Superior Court of Quebec,
Arthabaska District(1898-1904). Senator for Grandville (1904-1909).
Judge for [la Cour des sessions de la paix] (1915-1929). Doctorate in
law from Laval University (1900). Father of Fernand
Choquette. Brother of Ernest
Choquette. Grand-Father of Auguste
Choquette, Marc Choquette,
and of Pierre Choquette. Died
(Photo from the Quebec National Archives, taken from "Références
biographiques Canada-Québec" - Vol. 2,
Louis-Alexandre Bélisle, Les éditions de la
famille canadienne limitée, Montréal, 1978).
- Fernand Choquette was born in
Montmagny 27 October 1895. Lawyer, Liberal M.L.A. for Montmagny in
Quebec Legislative Assembly (1939-1948). Judge for the Quebec Superior
Court. (1950-1956). Judge for the Court of Queen's Bench (1956-1970).
Companion of the Order of Canada (1973). Son of Philippe-Auguste Choquette.
Father of Auguste Choquette,
Marc Choquette, Marguerite Choquette and Pierre Choquette. Died in Quebec,
17 January 1975, at 79 ans.
Choquette, lawyer. Liberal M.P. for Lotbinière at
the House of Commons (1963-1968). Son of Fernand
Choquette was born in Québec 18 February 1929.
Lawyer, appointed Judge to the [Cour des sessions de la paix] in 1971.
Son of Fernand Choquette.
Choquette was born in Québec in 1924. Lawyer,
Judge to the [Cour du bien-être social] (1965-1978).
Appointed Judge to the Youth Tribunal in 1978. The Quebec Bar
Association has recently published a page about her.
Marguerite is the daughter of Fernand
Choquette was born in Québec in 1930. Lawyer,
Appointed Judge in the Quebec Provincial Court in 1973. Son of Fernand Choquette.
- Jérôme Choquette
was born in Montréal 25 January 1928. Lawyer, Doctorate in
economics from University of Paris (Jean Bernard Nogaro Prize). Liberal
M.N.A. for Outremont in Quebec National Assembly (1966-1976). Minister
of Financial Institutions, Companies and Cooperatives (1970) and
minister of Justice (1970-1975) in Robert Bourassa's cabinet. Because
of his position, he was a key player in the 1970 October Crises. During
his mandate Quebec's judiciary system was profoundly modified. (Source:
Canada-Québec" - Vol. 2, Louis-Alexandre
Bélisle, Les éditions de la famille canadienne
limitée, Montréal, 1978.)
Minister of Education in 1975. Resigned in 1975. Founded,
with Fabien Roy "le Parti National Populaire". Came
back to the Liberal Party on 16 January 1978. Mayor of Outremont from
1983 to 1991. Grand-son of Ernest
Choquette, Grand-nephew of Philippe-Auguste
Don't miss the biography of another famous jurist, Judge Ambroise Choquette.
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