Louis-Joseph Forget


Louis-Joseph Forget

Infobox Officeholder
honorific-prefix = The Honourable
name = Louis-Joseph Forget
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birth_date = March 11, 1853
birth_place = Terrebonne, Canada East
death_date = death date and age|1911|4|7|1853|3|11
death_place = Nice, France
nationality =
party = Conservative
office = Senator for Saurel, Quebec
term_start = June 15, 1896
term_end = April 7, 1911
appointed = Charles Tupper
predecessor = Jean-Baptiste Guévremont
successor = Joseph-Marcellin Wilson
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occupation = Banker, stockbroker
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Louis-Joseph Forget (March 11, 1853 – April 7, 1911) was a Canadian businessman and politician.

Born in Terrebonne, Canada East, he was a stock broker and 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 Exchange in 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.

His nephew Rodolphe Forget joined 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 Canada representing 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, France in 1911 and is buried in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.

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