Jules Tessier

Jules Tessier (April 16, 1852 – January 6, 1934) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.

The Hon.
Jules Tessier
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Senator for De la Durantaye, Quebec
In office
March 12, 1903 – January 6, 1934
Appointed byWilfrid Laurier
Preceded byAlphonse Arthur Miville Déchêne
Succeeded byÉmile Fortin
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Portneuf
In office
Preceded byJean-Docile Brousseau
Succeeded byDamase-Éphipane Naud
Personal details
Born(1852-04-16)April 16, 1852
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
DiedJanuary 6, 1934(1934-01-06) (aged 81)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Other political
Quebec Liberal Party
RelationsUlric-Joseph Tessier, father

He was born in Quebec City, Quebec, the son of Ulric-Joseph Tessier and Mariane Perrault. He was educated at the Quebec seminary and at the Jesuit college in Montreal,[1] and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1874. He was created a Queen's Counsel in 1899. A practising lawyer, he ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Quebec City in 1894. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the riding of Portneuf in the 1886 election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1890, 1892, 1897, and acclaimed in 1900. From 1897 to 1901, he was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He resigned in 1903, when he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of De la Durantaye, Quebec. A Liberal, he died in office in 1934.

His brother, Auguste Tessier, was also a Member and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly as well as a Cabinet minister.


  1. ^ Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1889). "Tessier, Ulric Joseph" . Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.

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Political offices
Preceded by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec
1897-11-23 – 1901-02-14
Succeeded by