Alexandre Lacoste

Senate of Canada Legislative Council of Quebec Justine Lacoste-Beaubien
The Hon.

Sir Alexandre Lacoste
Senator for De Lorimier, Quebec
In office
January 11, 1884 – September 13, 1891
Appointed byJohn A. Macdonald
Preceded byJacques-Olivier Bureau
Succeeded byAlphonse Desjardins
Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Mille-Isles
In office
March 4, 1882 – December 6, 1883
Preceded byJean-Baptiste Lefebvre de Villemure
Succeeded byCharles Champagne
Personal details
Born(1842-01-13)January 13, 1842
Boucherville, Canada East
DiedAugust 17, 1923(1923-08-17) (aged 81)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyConservative
RelationsLouis Lacoste, father
ChildrenJustine Lacoste-Beaubien
PortfolioSpeaker of the Senate (April 27, 1891 – September 13, 1891)

Sir Alexandre Lacoste, PC (January 13, 1842 – August 17, 1923) was a Canadian lawyer, professor, and politician.

He was born in Boucherville, Canada East (now Quebec) in 1842, the son of Louis Lacoste. From 1880 to 1923, he was a professor of law at the Université de Montréal.

In 1882, he was appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec. In 1884, he was called to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of De Lorimier, Quebec. A Conservative, in April 1891, he was appointed Speaker of the Senate and served until he resigned from the Senate in September 1891 when he was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Quebec. He retired in 1907. In 1892 he was made a Knight Bachelor. He died in Montreal in 1923 and he was entombed at the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.[1]


Lady Marie Louise Lacoste (née Globensky) by Arless, Montreal
Lady Lacoste was member of the First presidential board, Fédération nationale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, 1907

Alexandre Lacoste married Marie Louise Globensky, daughter of Leon Globensky, of Montreal on May 8, 1866. She was member of the First presidential board, Fédération nationale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, 1907. She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Parks and Playgrounds Association of Montreal.

The couple's eldest son, Louis Joseph Lacoste married Bertha Louisa, daughter of M. S. Foley, Esquire, editor-proprietor of the Journal of Commerce. Marie, their eldest daughter, wrote legal text-books and married an Advocate, Henri Gerin-Lajoie.

Blanche, their second daughter, married Joseph P. Landry, son of Senator Landry. Another daughter, Justine married Louis de Gaspe, son of Hon. Louis Beaubien. Justine Lacoste-Beaubien was a founder of the children's hospital Sainte-Justine Hospital.[2]


  1. ^ Répertoire des personnages inhumés au cimetière ayant marqué l'histoire de notre société (in French). Montreal: Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.
  2. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 191.