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Mayor Sévère Rivard


In office
1879 – 1881
Preceded by Jean-Louis Beaudry
Succeeded by Jean-Louis Beaudry (return)
Constituency Saint-Jacques

Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Alma
In office
1886 – 1888
Preceded by Jean-Louis Beaudry
Succeeded by Louis Tourville

Born 7 August 1834
Yamachiche, Quebec, Lower Canada
Died February 4, 1888 (aged 53)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Spouse(s) Delphine Choquette (m. 1863)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Sévère-Dominique Rivard (7 August 1834 - 4 February 1888) was a Canadian lawyer and politician, the Mayor of Montreal, Quebec between 1879 and 1881.

After an education at the Séminaire de Nicolet, Rivard apprenticed in law under Rodolphe Laflamme and Edmund Barnard, formally becoming a lawyer in 1859.

In 1870, Rivard was elected to city council at the Saint-Jacques ward and was re-elected to council in 1873. Between 1870 and 1877 he also served as a member of the city's Roman Catholic Board of School Commissioners. Rivard campaigned for mayor in 1879, defeating the allegedly undefeatable incumbent Jean-Louis Beaudry by a 290 vote margin. He ran unopposed in the 1880 election and enjoyed a second term as Mayor.

Rivard died on 4 February 1888 after sustaining a case of "paralysis".

Further reading

  • Trepanier, Leon (1956). Figures de maires: Severe-Dominique Rivard. Montreal: Editions des dix.  

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