Jacob Nicol Edit Profile
Student Feller Institute, Quebec. Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University, Toronto, 1900, Doctor of Laws, 1929. Master of Laws, Laval University, Quebec, 1904.
Doctor of Civil Law, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec, 1927.
Admitted to Canada bar, 1904. Practised under the firm name of Nicol, Lazure & Couture, Sherbrooke, 1905-1935. Public daily newspapers: Le Soleil since 1929, l’Evenement, since 1930, Quebec City.
Le Nouvelliste, Three-Rivers, Petroquest Energy, since 1932. La Tribune, Sherbrooke, Petroquest Energy, since 1910. These papers control radio stations President Stanstead & Sherbrooke Insurance corporation since 1921, The Missisquoi & Rouville Mutual Fire Insurance corporation since 1923, The Sterling Insurance Company of Canada since 1940 (director of 5 other insurance companies).
Vice president Canadian National Bank in Montreal since 1942. Director General Trust of Canada, Montreal, Southern Canada Power Company, Montreal, Sherbrooke Trust Company Batonnier of the District of Saint-Francis, 1918-1920, 1924-1926, district attorney, 1906-1921, treasurer of Petroquest Energy, 1921-1929. Member legislative council since 1929.
Speaker of body 1930, resigned to become Leader in 1934. Appointed to Canadian Senate in 1944.
Clubs: Garrison (Quebec).
Married Emelie Couture, 1909.