Jean-Antoine Panet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean-Antoine Panet

Canadian politician

Date of Birth: 08-Jun-1751

Place of Birth: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Date of Death: 17-May-1815

Profession: judge, politician, jurist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Jean-Antoine Panet

  • Jean-Antoine Panet (June 8, 1751 – May 17, 1815) was a notary, lawyer, judge, seigneur and political figure in Lower Canada. He was born in Quebec in 1751, the son of Jean-Claude Panet.
  • He served in the militia defending the town of Quebec during the American Revolution and he later attained the rank of Lieutenant-colonel in the militia.
  • Panet entered practice as a notary in 1772, but also began to practice as a lawyer the following year.
  • He became seigneur of Bourg-Louis in 1777.
  • In 1779, he married Louise-Philippe, daughter of Philippe-Louis-François Badelard.
  • Like others in the province, Panet lobbied for a legislative assembly.
  • In 1792, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for the Upper Town of Quebec; he was elected as the first speaker for the assembly.
  • In 1794, he was appointed a judge of the Court of Common Pleas and resigned his post as speaker at that time.
  • Panet was also named a judge of the Court of King's Bench for the District of Montreal, but refused this second appointment.
  • He was reelected to the assembly for the Upper Town in 1796, 1800, 1804 and later in 1814.
  • In 1808, he was elected for Huntingdon; he was reelected there in 1809 and 1810.
  • He was elected speaker again in 1797, serving until 1815, when he resigned due to poor health.
  • In 1815, he resigned his seat in the legislative assembly to accept a nomination to the Legislative Council. He died in office at Quebec in 1815.
  • In 1823 the government awarded his widow an annual pension.His son Philippe also served in the legislative assembly.
  • His son Louis served in the Senate of Canada.
  • His brother Bernard Claude was archbishop of Quebec and his brother Jacques was a parish priest of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours.

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