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Sir Henri Elzéar Taschereau

Taschereau, Sir Henri Elzéar, 1836–1911, Canadian jurist, b. Quebec prov., nephew of Elzéar Alexandre Cardinal Taschereau. He was a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (1878) and was later chief justice (1902–6). He was knighted in 1902. His cousin, Sir Henri Thomas Taschereau, 1841–1909, was also a jurist. He was a judge of the superior court of Quebec (1878–1907) and chief justice of King's Bench in Quebec (1907–9). He was knighted in 1908. Sir Henri Thomas Taschereau's brother, Louis Alexandre Taschereau, 1867–1952, was minister of public works and labor in Quebec prov., attorney general, and prime minister of the province (1920–36). Louis's son, Robert, a jurist, served as chief justice of Canada in 1963–67.

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