- Louis-Joseph Forget
name = Louis-Joseph Forget
March 11, 1853
birth_place = Terrebonne,
death_date = death date and age|1911|4|7|1853|3|11
party = Conservative
office = Senator for Saurel, Quebec
June 15, 1896
April 7, 1911
occupation = Banker, stockbroker
Louis-Joseph Forget (
March 11, 1853– April 7, 1911) was a Canadian businessman and politician.
Born in Terrebonne,
Canada East, he was a stock brokerand founded his own firm, L. J. Forget et Compagnie, in 1876. One of the wealthiest French Canadians in Montreal, he was chairman of the Montreal Stock Exchangein 1895 and 1896. He was president of the Montreal Street Railway Company and helped the company switch from horse cars to electric tramways. In 1904, he was the first French Canadian to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Rodolphe Forgetjoined his company and became one of the most important businessmen in the Province of Quebec and an elected member of the Canadian House of Commons.
Louis-Joseph Forget was appointed to the
Senate of Canadarepresenting the senatorial division of Saurel, Quebec in 1896. A Conservative, he served until his death.
His great-niece is Thérèse Forget Casgrain, a feminist, reformer, politician and senator.
He died in
Nice, Francein 1911 and is buried in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.
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