Olivier Durocher (Quebec politician)

Olivier Durocher (Quebec politician)

Olivier Durocher (November 12 1743July 2 1821) was a farmer and political figure in Lower Canada.

He was born in Lanoraie in 1743, the son of Olivier Durocher, a doctor and merchant from Angers, France, and Thérèse Juillet, descended from one of the members of Adam Dollard des Ormeaux's party at Long Sault. Durocher served as a major in the militia. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for Surrey in 1796.

He died at Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu in 1821.

His daughter, Eulalie Durocher, was the founder of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Canada.

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