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Hippolyte Montplaisir

The Hon.
Hippolyte Montplaisir
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Champlain
In office
1874 – 1891
Preceded by John Jones Ross
Succeeded by Onésime Carignan
Senator for Shawinigan
In office
Appointed by John A. Macdonald
Preceded by James Ferrier
Succeeded by Philippe-Jacques Paradis
Personal details
Born (1839-03-07)March 7, 1839
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Lower Canada
Died June 20, 1927(1927-06-20) (aged 88)
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Political party Liberal-Conservative

Hippolyte Montplaisir (March 7, 1839 – June 20, 1927) was a Canadian politician.[1]


He was born on March 7, 1839 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Lower Canada[1] and was the son of Paschal Montplaisir and Victoire Crevier. He was educated at Trois-Rivières and was a farmer. Montplaisir served 25 years as mayor of Cap-de-la-Madeleine and was warden of Champlain County for 6 years. He married E. M. Aylr.[2]

Political career

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Champlain in the 1874 federal election. A Liberal-Conservative, he was re-elected in 1878, 1882, and 1887. In 1891, he was appointed to the Senate on the advice of John Alexander Macdonald representing the Senatorial Division of Shawinegan, Quebec. He served as an MP and senator for 53 years until his death in 1927.[1]


He died on June 20, 1927[1] in Trois-Rivières.[2]


Rue Montplaisir (Montplaisir Street) in Cap-de-la-Madeleine was named to honor him.


External links

  • Hippolyte Montplaisir – Parliament of Canada biography

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