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LANGELIER, Francois Charles Stanislas, Canadian statesman, born at Sainte Rosalie, Quebec, 24 December, 1838. He was educated in classics at St. Hyacinthe college, and in law at Laval university, where he was graduated in 1861. He was admitted to the bar of Lower Canada in that year, and in 1863 was appointed professor of Roman law at Laval, becoming, in 1870, professor of civil law and political economy. He was elected for Montmagny to the legislature of Quebec, 16 December, 1873, and for Portneuf in 1878, but was defeated in 1881. He was a member of the executive council and commissioner of crown lands of the province of Quebec from 8 March, 1878, and treasurer from March, 1879, till the resignation of the Jolv ministry in October, 1879. He was first elected to the Dominion parliament for Megantic in 1884, and for Centre Quebec in 1887. In 1882 he was elected mayor of Quebec, which office he still (1887) holds.
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