Simon-Napoléon Parent (September 12, 1855 – September 7, 1920) was the 12th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from October 3, 1900 to March 21, 1905, as well as serving as President of the Quebec Bridge and Railway Company.
|12th Premier of Quebec|
October 3, 1900 – March 21, 1905
|Lieutenant Governor||Louis-Amable Jetté|
|Preceded by||Félix-Gabriel Marchand|
|Succeeded by||Jean Lomer Gouin|
|MNA for Saint-Sauveur|
June 17, 1890 – July 31, 1905
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||Charles-Eugène Côté|
|23rd Mayor of Quebec City|
April 2, 1894 – January 12, 1906
|Preceded by||Jules-Joseph-Taschereau Frémont|
|Succeeded by||Georges Tanguay|
|Born||12 September 1855|
Quebec City, Canada East
|Died||7 September 1920 (aged 64)|
Clara Gendron (m. 1877)
Parent was born in Quebec City. He was a lawyer by profession and his son, Georges Parent, was an MP in the House of Commons of Canada and later a Senator who served as Speaker of the Senate of Canada.
He resigned in 1897 when he was appointed to Félix-Gabriel Marchand’s Cabinet but was re-elected in the subsequent by-election, as well as in 1900 and 1904. Marchand died in office on September 25, 1900, and Parent succeeded him. He won the 1900 election and the 1904 election and resigned in 1905 when 44 Liberal MLAs, led by Lomer Gouin, Adélard Turgeon and William Alexander Weir, pressured him to resign.
Parent also served as mayor of Quebec City from 1894 to 1906.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Royal Commission: Quebec Bridge Inquiry Report, Ottawa 1908
- Simon-Napoléon Parent, Dictionary of Canadian Biography