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DUNN, Oscar, Canadian journalist, born in CSteau du Lac, Quebec, in 1844; died in the City of Quebec, 15 April 1885. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced, drifted into journalism, and wrote essays for the "Courtier de St. Hyacinthe," of which paper he became editor. Subsequently he resided in Paris, France, and contributed to the editorial columns of the "Journal." On his return to Canada he became editorially connected with "La Minerve," of Montreal, and also edited "l'Opinion Publique," a weekly, and was for a time one of the editors and directors of "La revue Canadienne." He became librarian to the department of public instruction of Quebec, and held the office of secretary of that department at the time of his death. He wrote pamphlets on national, religious, and political topics, which were widely read, and was the author of a " Glossaire Franco Canadian," a second edition of which he was preparing at the time of his death.
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