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Cléophas Beausoleil (June 19, 1845 – October 4, 1904) was a Canadian journalist, publisher, office holder, lawyer, and politician.

Cléophas Beausoleil
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Berthier
In office
1887–1899
Preceded byEdward Octavian Cuthbert
Succeeded byJoseph Éloi Archambault
Personal details
Born(1845-06-19)June 19, 1845
Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Canada East
DiedOctober 4, 1904(1904-10-04) (aged 59)
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Henriette Lapointe

Born in Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Canada East, he was a journalist and lawyer before entering politics as an alderman with the Montreal City Council in 1882. He was acclaimed in 1885 and resigned in 1888. He was acclaimed again in 1892 and served until he was appointed postmaster in 1899. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1887 federal election in the riding of Berthier. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1891 and acclaimed in 1896. He resigned in 1899, when Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier appointed him postmaster in Montreal.

In 1868, he married Henriette Lapointe. Beausoleil died in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon at the age of 59 after an extended illness.

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  • "Cléophas Beausoleil". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.

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