Firmin Dugas

Firmin Dugas (March 8, 1830 – March 16, 1889) was a Quebec businessman and political figure. He was a Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada representing Montcalm from 1871 to 1887 and in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1867 to 1874.

Firmin Dugas
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montcalm
In office
1871–1887
Preceded byJoseph Dufresne
Succeeded byOlaüs Thérien
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montcalm
In office
1867–1874
Succeeded byLouis-Gustave Martin
Personal details
Born(1830-03-08)March 8, 1830
Rawdon, Lower Canada
DiedMarch 16, 1889(1889-03-16) (aged 59)
Political partyConservative
ResidenceSaint-Liguori, Quebec

He was born in Rawdon Township, Lower Canada in 1830 and studied at Collège de l'Assomption. Dugas owned and operated several sawmills and flour mills at Saint-Liguori. He was mayor of Saint-Liguori from 1860 to 1862. He was elected to the Quebec assembly in 1867; he was elected to the House of Commons in an 1871 by-election after Joseph Dufresne resigned his seat to accept a post as sheriff. Dugas resigned his seat in the Quebec assembly in 1874 when it became illegal to hold seats in both houses.

He died at Saint-Liguori in 1889.

His son Joseph-Louis-Euclide also later represented Montcalm in the House of Commons.

External linksEdit

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Firmin Dugas – Parliament of Canada biography