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Memorable Manitobans: Jacques Bureau (1860-1933)

Civil servant.

Born at Trois Rivieres, Quebec on 9 July 1860, son of lawyer Joseph Napolean Bureau, he was educated at the Nicolet Seminary and later received a law degree from Laval University at Quebec. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in January 1882, moved to Manitoba the next month, and worked in the law office of Kennedy and Sutherland until July 1882, when he became Corresponding Clerk and Private Secretary in the Manitoba civil service. He remained in that position until September 1886 when he was transferred to a similar position in the Treasury Department. He later returned to Quebec, serving in the Canadian House of Commons from 1900 to 1925 and holding ministerial posts. He was appointed to the Senate in 1925, holding the position until his death on 23 January 1933.


A Political Manual of the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories by J. P. Robertson, Winnipeg: Call Printing Company, 1887.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2012

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