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NORIN, Augustin Norbert, Canadian jurist, born in St. Michel, district of Quebec, 12 July, 1803 ; died in St. Hyacinthe, 27 July, 1865. He was educated at the Seminary of Quebec, studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Montreal in 1828. He was elected to parliament in 1830, and in 1834 sent by that body to carry a statement relative to the condition of the province to David B. Viger, and to aid him in his representations before the British ministry. In October, 1842, Mr. Morin became commissioner of crown lands in the Lafontaine. Baldwin ministry, which portfolio he retained till December, 1843. In 1844 he was elected for the counties of Saguenay and Bellechasse, chose to represent the latter, and was re-elected for the same constituency in 1848. At this date he was made speaker of the house and remained in that post till 1851, when he and Francis Hincks formed the administration that bears their names, Mr. Hincks being premier. He accepted the office of provincial secretary of Lower Canada, and was elected for the county of Terrebonne. From August, 1853, to January, 1855, he was commissioner of crown lands, and in the latter year ha was appointed judge of the superior court of Lower Canada. In 1859 he was made a commissioner for codifying the laws of Lower Canada.
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