- Alphonse Desjardins (politician)
imagesize = 150px
honorific-prefix = Mayor
name = Alphonse Desjardins
order = 22nd Mayor of Montreal
term_start = 1893
term_end = 1894
6 May 1841
birth_place = Terrebonne,
Province of Canada
death_date = death date and age|1912|6|4|1841|5|6
Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada
profession = businessman,
Alphonse Desjardins, PC (
6 May 1841– 4 June 1912) was born in Terrebonne, Quebecand was mayor of Montrealfrom 1893 to 1894 and later a Canadian cabinetminister. He married Virginie Paré in 1864 and remarried Hortense Barsalou in 1880.
He was a lawyer, journalist, businessman and politician. He owned a tile factory and participated in the founding of the Banque Jacques-Cartier, which later became part of the
National Bank of Canada. He represented the riding of Hochelaga in the House of Commons for 18 years, serving as a cabinet minister and Minister of Militia and Defencefor a few months at the end of the Mackenzie Bowellgovernment and then the short-lived Tupper government in 1896. He was named a senator in 1892. He became mayor of Montreal from 1893–1894. For a time he held all three posts (member of the House of Commons, Senator, mayor) simultaneously.
In 1872, he was created a Knight of the
Order of Pius IXin acknowledgment of his services to the Church of Rome.
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