La Jonquière, Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquière, Marquis de
Jacques-Pierre de Taffanel de La Jonquière, Marquis de La Jonquière, naval officer, governor general of New France, appointed 1746, served 1749-52 (b near Albi, France 18 Apr 1685; d at Québec 17 Mar 1752). In 1746 La Jonquière was a veteran of 49 years in the French navy. War raged with England at the time; he served in the expedition of the duc d'Anville in 1746 and was taken prisoner of war in 1747. He finally reached Québec in 1749. France and England were theoretically at peace during his administration, but La Jonquière's main concern was to prepare for the next armed struggle, reinforcing his troops and fortifying posts on the Great Lakes and along the frontier of Acadia. He was implicated in some of the speculations of intendant François BIGOT.