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LORANGER, Thomas Jean Jacques, Canadian jurist, born in Sainte Anne d'Yamachiche, Quebec, 2 February, 1823; died on the Island of Orleans, 18 August, 1885. He was educated at Nicolet college and admitted to the bar in 1844. In 1854 he became queen's counsel, and in that year was elected to parliament for Laprairie, which he represented till his appointment as puisne judge of the supreme court of Quebec in 1863. In 1855 he argued the seigniorial cause before the court that was established for that purpose, and was the first colonial lawyer that was admitted to argue a case before the judicial committee of the privy councii in London. Mr. Loranger held office in the Macdonald-Cartier government from November, 1857, till July, 1858, and until the latter date served as a commissioner for consolidating the statutes. In 1877 he was appointed professor of law in Laval university, and was created by the pope a commander of the order of Pius IX. In 1883 he retired from the bench, and subsequently was engaged in consolidating the statutes of Quebec. At the semi-centenary of St. Jean Baptist association in 1884 he was chosen its president. He was chief editor of "La Themis," wrote a work on the civil code, and several pamphlets on legal and constitutional subjects.--His brother, Louis 0nesime, Canadian jurist, born in Sainte Anne d'Yamachiche, Quebec, 10 April, 1887, was educated at Montreal and admitted to the bar of Lower Canada in 1858. He was president of the special committee to superintend the national demonstration of the St. Jean Baptist society in 1875, was elected to the parliament of Quebec in that year, was re-elected, and became a member of the executive council in 1879. He was appointed puisne judge of the superior court of the province of Quebec in 1882, and revising-officer in 1885.
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