Biography of Dr. John Baptiste Philip Sainte-Marie

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City physician of Pittsfield, who was reelected to that office in 1924, he is a native of Chicago, Illinois, son of Elie Andrew and Rose Anna (Cyr) Sainte-Marie. When John Baptist Philip was two and one-half years old, the family moved to the city of Montreal, Canada. He was given a finished classical education at the Jesuits’ College of Quebec, and then entered the medical department of La Val University, from which he was graduated in the class of 1896 with the degree of M. D. Dr. Sainte-Marie was appointed house physician, at different times, of three hospitals in Montreal. He entered upon the practice of medicine in Montreal and had an active career in that city. He was president for five years of the St. John the Baptist Society of Montreal, Western Division; was vice-president of the Montreal Literary Society; vice-president of the Union Catholic Society, founder of a branch of the Artisans of Francois Society of Montreal.

Dr. Sainte-Marie moved, in 1916, from Montreal to Taunton, Massachusetts, where he practiced his profession until December, 1921, when he moved to Pittsfield. In 1923 he was elected city physician, and reelected in February of the current year, 1924. He is also a member of Hillcrest Hospital staff.

Dr. Sainte-Marie is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the St. John the Baptist Society, of which he is the medical examiner; the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Loyal Order of Moose, Foresters of America, of which he is the medical examiner; the Lafayette Club, Notre Dame du Bon Conseil and the French Roman Catholic Church His recreation is chiefly of a literary nature; and he devotes considerable time to writing.

Dr. Sainte-Marie married, November 4, 1896, Virginia Trudeau. They are the parents of five children: Jeanne, Cecilia, Gaston, John and Theresa. The son Gaston is in service in the United States Navy.

MLA Source Citation:

Holland, Josiah Gilbert. History of Western Massachusetts Springfield: S. Bowles and company, 1855. Web. 25 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 10th, 2011

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