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DROLET, Gustave Adolphe, Canadian lawyer, born in St. Pie, Quebec, 16 February 1844. He was educated at St. Hyacinthe College, and admitted to the Montreal bar in 1866. He was a member of the jury at the centennial exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876, commissioner for Canada at the Paris universal exhibition of 1878, and a member of the international jury of awards in Paris the same year. He traveled much in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has been a promoter of the project of establishing a permanent Canadian exhibition in Paris to promote trade and establish new commercial relations between Canada and the continent of Europe. He was decorated and made a knight of the Legion of Honor by the French government in 1878, and was created a knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Pius IX. in 1877. He has written many valuable papers for reviews and periodicals of Canada on topics in politics, political economy, and literature.
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