Nérée Le Noblet Duplessis

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Nérée Le Noblet Duplessis
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Saint-Maurice
In office
1886 – 1900
Preceded by François-Sévère Lesieur Desaulniers
Succeeded by Louis-Philippe Fiset
19th Mayor of Trois-Rivières
In office
Preceded by N.-L. Denoncourt
Succeeded by Louis-Docithé Paquin
Personal details
Born (1855-03-05)5 March 1855
Yamachiche, Canada East
Died 23 June 1926(1926-06-23) (aged 71)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Children Maurice Duplessis

Nérée Le Noblet Duplessis (5 March 1855 – 23 June 1926) was a politician in the province of Quebec, Canada. He served as Mayor of Trois-Rivières and as Member of the Legislative Assembly.[1] He was the father of Premier Maurice Duplessis.

Early life[edit]

He was born in 1855 in Yamachiche, Mauricie. He was an attorney.

Provincial politics[edit]

In 1886, Duplessis, who was a Conservative, became the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the district of Saint-Maurice. He was succeeding law practice partner François-Sévère Lesieur Desaulniers, who was moving to federal politics.

Despite a landslide victory of Honoré Mercier's Parti National in 1890, he and his Conservative colleagues from the Mauricie area were re-elected. He was re-elected again in 1892 as the Conservative Party won a majority.

The Liberals won the 1896 federal election and the 1897 provincial election. They would dominate Quebec politics for decades. Duplessis temporarily survived the new political context, but was ultimately defeated by Liberal Louis-Philippe Fiset in 1900.

Under Duplessis's tenure, many Mauricie villages were established, including Saint-Jacques-des-Piles in 1885, Saint-Joseph-de-Mékinac in 1888 and Lac-à-la-Tortue in 1895.

Municipal politics[edit]

Duplessis was Mayor of Trois-Rivières from 1904 to 1905.

After Retirement[edit]

Duplessis was appointed judge in 1914. He died in Montreal in 1926.


  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.