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MARCHAND, Felix Gabriel, Canadian author, born in St. John's, Lower Canada, 9 January, 1832. He was educated at St. Hyacinthe college, studied law, and was admitted as a notary in 1855. He was appointed lieutenant-colonel in the Richelieu light Infantry in 1866, was in active service during various Fenian raids, and was sent to re-enforce Lieutenant-Colonel Osborne Smith at the time of that at Eceles Hill in 1870. He retired from active service in 1880, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was first elected to the legislative assembly of the province of Quebec in 1867 for the county of St. John's, and has been rechosen at every successive election. He became a member of the executive council, and provincial secretary on 8 March, 1878, which portfolio he retained till he was appointed commissioner of crown lands on 19 March, 1879. He resigned this office on 30 October, 1879, and was elected speaker of the legislative assembly, 29 January, 1887. Mr. Marchand aided in establishing the St. John's manufacturing company. the St. John's woollen factory, the St. John's building society, and the Banque de St. Jean. He founded, in 1860, and was for several years editor and proprietor of, " Le Franco-Canadien" newspaper at St. John's, was chief editor of the Liberal daily "Le Temps," of Montreal, and has contributed to many of the French Canadian newspapers. He received from the French government the decoration of an officer of public instruction in 1879, has been appointed a member of the Royal society of Canada, section of French literature, and was elected president of that section in May, 1884. Mr. Marchand has written much for the stage. Among" other works he is the author of the prose comedies " Fatenville " and " Erreur n'est pas compte"; the comedies in verse "Un bonheur en attire un autre" and " Les faux brilliants"; and "Le lauriat de l'universite," a comic opera.
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