Guillaume Gamelin Gaucher

Guillaume Gamelin Gaucher (August 16, 1810 – September 16, 1885) was a Quebecois businessman and political figure. He represented Jacques-Cartier in the 1st Canadian Parliament as a Conservative member.

Guillaume Gamelin Gaucher
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Jacques Cartier
In office
1867–1872
Preceded byInstitution created in 1867
Succeeded byRodolphe Laflamme
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Jacques-Cartier
In office
1864–1866
Preceded byFrançois-Zéphirin Tassé
Succeeded byInstitution abolished in 1866
Personal details
Born(1810-08-16)August 16, 1810
Sault-Saint-Louis (Kahnawake), Lower Canada
DiedSeptember 16, 1885(1885-09-16) (aged 75)
Sainte-Geneviève, Island of Montreal, Quebec
Political partyConservative

He was born Jean-Guillaume Gaucher in Sault-Saint-Louis (later (Kahnawake) in 1810 and was educated there. He became a merchant at Sainte-Geneviève on the Island of Montreal. Gaucher served as a lieutenant-colonel in the local militia and was also a justice of the peace. He was mayor of the parish of Sainte-Geneviève in 1845 and again from 1859 to 1863 after it became a village. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for Jacques-Cartier in an 1864 by-election; he was elected again after Confederation.

He died at Sainte-Geneviève in 1885.

ReferencesEdit

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