Joseph-Octave Villeneuve

Joseph-Octave Villeneuve (4 March 1836 – 27 June 1901) was a Canadian businessman, provincial politician, and senator.

The Hon.
Joseph-Octave Villeneuve
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23rd Mayor of Montreal
In office
Preceded byAlphonse Desjardins (politician)
Succeeded byRichard Wilson-Smith
Senator for De Salaberry, Quebec
In office
Appointed byMackenzie Bowell
Preceded byJoseph Tassé
Succeeded byFrédéric Liguori Béique
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Hochelaga
In office
Preceded byLouis Beaubien
Succeeded byCharles Champagne
In office
Preceded byCharles Champagne
Succeeded byDaniel-Jérémie Décarie
Personal details
Born(1836-03-04)4 March 1836
Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Lower Canada
Died27 June 1901(1901-06-27) (aged 65)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Entering business in Montreal, Villeneuve founded a firm of wholesale grocers and spirits merchants. As a businessman and local politician he acquired large commercial interests in Canada.[1]

He was mayor of Saint-Jean-Baptiste from 1866 to 1886 and warden of Hochelaga county from 1866 to 1880. From 1894 to 1896, he was the Mayor of Montreal. He was the Legislative Assembly of Quebec member for Hochelaga from 1886 to 1888 and from 1890 to 1896.

In 1896, he was appointed to the Canadian Senate representing the senatorial division of De Salaberry, Quebec. A Conservative, he served until his death in 1901.



  1. ^ "Obituary". The Times. No. 36495. London. 1 July 1901. p. 11.