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Georges Parent

  • Birth 15 Dec 1879 Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 14 Dec 1942 Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Memorial ID 7706328

Canadian Politician. A native of the city of Québec, he was the son of Simon-Napoléon Parent, Mayor of Quebec from 1894 to 1905 and Premier of Quebec from 1900 to 1905. He received his education at the Collège de Ste-Anne de la Pocatière and at St. Dunstan University, on Prince Edward Island, before undertaking the study of law at Université Laval. He was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1904. This same year, he was elected as a Liberal to the House of Commons for the riding of Montmorency. As the youngest member of Parliament, Prime Minister Laurier asked him to second the motion on the Speech from the Throne in 1905. He was re-elected in 1908 but lost his re-election bid in 1911. He continued with his law practice in Québec and became increasingly involved with various business interests. He was soon returned to the House of Commons, however, when he won the riding of Quebec West for the Liberals in the general election of 1917. He won all his subsequent election bids by holding the riding of Quebec West in the general elections of 1921, 1925 and 1926. He was a successful businessman, as well as being a Director of many enterprises, including the newspaper “Le Soleil ”. He was called to the Senate on June 3, 1930 to represent the district of Kennebecand from then on took an active part in the debates and committee work of the Upper Chamber. Noted for his broadmindedness, he was a champion of the equality of French and English Canadians. His long experience in both Houses of Parliament and his perfect command of both languages made him especially qualified to be Speaker, a position to which he was appointed on May 9, 1940. He died in office on the eve of his 63rd birthday.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7706328
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Georges Parent (15 Dec 1879–14 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7706328, citing Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .