Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
Janvier 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Jean Antoine Panet


Panet, Jean Antoine (1751-1815), speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada (1792-1814), was born at Quebec on June 8, 1751, the eldest son of jean Claude Panet. In 1772 he was admitted to practice as a notary public, and in 1773 as a barrister. In 1792 he was elected to represent the upper town of Quebec in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada; and he was a member of the Assembly continuously until 1814, for the upper town of Quebec until 1808, for Huntingdon until 1814, and again for the upper town of Quebec in 1814. During the whole of this period, except for about two years between 1794 and 1797 when he was a judge of the court, of common pleas, he was speaker of the Assembly, being elected in all seven times. At the beginning of 1815 he was appointed a member of the Legislative Council; but he survived his appointment only a few months, dying at Quebec on May 17, 1815. In 1779 he married Louise Philippe, daughter of surgeon-major Philippe Louis François Badelard; and by her he had fifteen children. See P. G. Roy, La famille Panet (Lévis, 1906).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. V, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 401p., p. 81.

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