| Share
 

Sir Étienne Paschal Taché

Taché, Sir Étienne Paschal (ātyĕnˈ päskälˈ täshāˈ) [key], 1795–1865, Canadian statesman, b. Quebec prov. He fought with the British in the War of 1812 and then became a doctor. He entered (1848) cabinet-level politics as commissioner of public works in the Baldwin–La Fontaine administration. He was receiver general in several administrations from 1849 to 1857. In 1856 he became joint premier with John A. Macdonald, but he retired in 1857. He was called from retirement to again become joint premier in 1864 in the second Taché-Macdonald administration. He presided over the Quebec conference (1864) on confederation, but he died before confederation was achieved. He was knighted in 1858.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Canadian History: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring