Alphonse Desjardins (politician)


Alphonse Desjardins (politician)

Infobox Mayor


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honorific-prefix = Mayor
name = Alphonse Desjardins
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order = 22nd Mayor of Montreal
term_start = 1893
term_end = 1894
constituency =
predecessor = James McShane
successor = Joseph-Octave Villeneuve
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birth_date = 6 May 1841
birth_place = Terrebonne, Province of Canada
death_date = death date and age|1912|6|4|1841|5|6
death_place = Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada
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profession = businessman, journalist, lawyer
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Alphonse Desjardins, PC (6 May 1841 – 4 June 1912) was born in Terrebonne, Quebec and was mayor of Montreal from 1893 to 1894 and later a Canadian cabinet minister. 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 Defence for a few months at the end of the Mackenzie Bowell government 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 IX in acknowledgment of his services to the Church of Rome.

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