Joseph-Olivier Coté

Clerk of the Privy Council (Canada) Michael Pitfield Quebec City
Joseph-Olivier Coté
Clerk of the Privy Council
In office
January 13, 1880 – April 24, 1882
Preceded byWilliam Alfred Himsworth
Succeeded byJohn Joseph McGee
Personal details
Born(1820-04-08)April 8, 1820
Quebec City, Lower Canada
DiedApril 24, 1882(1882-04-24) (aged 62)
Ottawa, Ontario

Joseph-Olivier Coté (April 8, 1820 – April 24, 1882) was a Canadian notary, public servant, and Clerk of the Privy Council from 1880 to 1882.

Born in Quebec City, Lower Canada, the son of Olivier Côté and Louise-Charlotte Sasseville, Coté was educated at the Séminaire de Québec from 1831 to 1835. He then studied law and was admitted as a notary in 1841. From 1842 to 1843, he was the deputy registrar of Berthier County. In 1845, he was appointed a clerk in the Executive Council Office of the Province of Canada. In 1872, he was appointed deputy clerk of the Privy Council Office of the dominion. In 1880, he was appointed Clerk of the Privy Council. He served until his death in 1882.


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