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LAJOIE, Antoine Gerin (lah-zhwah'), Canadian author, born in Yamachiche, Lower Canada, in August, 1824; died there in December, 1879. He was educated at Nicolet. studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He was one of the organizers of the Institut Canadien, of which he was several times president, edited "La Minerva" in Montreal for several years, and wrote also for other periodicals. In 1852 Mr. Lajoie became connected with the French translator's office of the legislative assembly, and he remained there until 1857, when he was transferred to the parliamentary library. He wrote "Le Jeune la Tour," a tragedy in three acts, in verse, which has been reprinted several times; also poetry and songs, and a pamphlet, "Catechisme politique," giving an account of the provincial system of government.
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