Chauveau Pierre Joseph Olivier 1820-1890 Born At Quebec Educated
at Quebec; studied law and called to the bar of Lower Canada. First
entered public life, 1844, defeating John Neilson in Quebec County.
Represented the same constituency in the Assembly until 1855.
Solicitor-general, in Hincks-Morin ministry, 1851; and provincial
secretary, 1853. In 1855 succeeded Dr. Meilleur as chief superintendent
of education of Lower Canada. In 1867 elected to the Dominion
Parliament, as well as to the Quebec House, and the same year formed a
provincial ministry. Resigned, 1873, and the same year Speaker of the
Senate, retiring in 1874. Three years later sheriff of Montreal.