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  • Sir Alexandre Lacoste, PC was a Canadian lawyer, professor, and politician. He was born in Boucherville, Canada East 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 Canadian Senate 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.

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