Frederick Debartzch Monk


Frederick Debartzch Monk

Frederick Debartzch Monk, PC , BCL , QC (April 6, 1856 – May 15, 1914) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Samuel Cornwallis Monk and Caroline Debartzch (daughter of Pierre-Dominique Debartzch, who was of Polish origin), he received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1877 from McGill University and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1878. From 1888 to 1914, he taught in the faculty of law at the Université Laval. In 1893, he was made a Queen's Counsel.

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1896 as a Conservative Member of Parliament for the riding of Jacques Cartier. He was re-elected in 1900, 1904, 1908, and 1911. He resigned in 1914. From 1911 to 1912, he was the Minister of Public Works.

His son, Frederick Arthur Monk, was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1935 to 1936.

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