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Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron (October 13, 1854 – January 22, 1917) was a Canadian politician.

Joseph-Gédéon-Horace Bergeron
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beauharnois
In office
1879–1900
Preceded byMichael Cayley
Succeeded byGeorge di Madeiros Loy
In office
1904–1908
Preceded byGeorge di Madeiros Loy
Succeeded byLouis-Joseph Papineau
Personal details
Born(1854-10-13)October 13, 1854
Rigaud, Canada East
DiedJanuary 22, 1917(1917-01-22) (aged 62)
Political partyConservative
PortfolioDeputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (1891-1896)

Born in Rigaud, Canada East, the son of T. R. Bergeron and Leocadie Caroline Delphine Coursol, Bergeron was educated at the Jesuits' College, Montreal and took a commercial course at the Montreal Business College, where he obtained a diploma. In March 1877, he received a B.C.L. from McGill University. He was called to the Quebec Bar in July 1877.

Bergeron was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Beauharnois in January 1879 after the death of the sitting member, Michael Cayley. A Conservative, he was acclaimed at the general elections held in 1882 and re-elected in 1887, 1891, and 1896. He was defeated in 1900 but was re-elected again in 1904 before losing in 1908. From 1891 to 1896, he was the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons.[1]

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  1. ^ Personnel of the Senate and House of Commons, eighth Parliament of Canada, elected June 23, 1896. Montreal: Lovell. p. 106. Retrieved 2007-05-01.

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