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Judge Philippe-Auguste Choquette

A judge of the Sessions of the Peace Court. Born on January 6, 1854, in Beloeil, he was the son of Joseph Choquette, a farmer, and Tha´s Audet. He studied at Laval University and was admitted to the Bar in 1880. In 1883, he married Marie Bender in Montmagny; they had four children, one of whom became a judge. He was appointed K.C. in 1890, and eight years later (in 1898), he was elected to the House of Commons as the M.P. for Montmagny. He founded a newspaper in Montmagny (La Sentinelle, which would become the Montmagny Courrier) and co-founded the Montreal newspaper Le Soir. From 1898 to 1904, he was a judge in the Superior Court of the Arthabaska district. In the meantime, he obtained his doctorate in law from Laval University. In 1904, he became a senator and the political editor of the newspaper Le Soleil. He served as a judge in the Sessions of the Peace Court from 1915 to 1929. He died on December 20, 1948, at the age of 94.

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