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NANTEL, Antonin, Canadian educator, born in St. Jerome, Quebec, 16 September, 1839. He was educated at St. Therese college, where he was graduated in July, 1859. He then became a clergyman of the Roman Catholic church, was prefect of studies at St. Therese college from 1862 till 1870, and its president from 1870 till 1886. He has contributed articles to the "Revue Canadienne" and "Annales Teresienne," and has edited several works of elementary instruction, including "Nouveau cours de hmgue Anglaise " (Montreal. 1867); " Petites fleurs de poesie" (1868); " Fleurs de la poesie Canadienne" (1869)" " Petite geographie des ecoles Canadiennes" (1871)" and "The Pronouncing Book " (1878).--His brother, Guillaume Alphonse, journalist, born in St. Jerome, Quebec, 4 November, 1852, was educated at the Seminary of Sainte Therese de Blainville, studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Quebec in 1875. He has been editor of "La Minerve" and of " Le Nord," published at St. Jerome. Mr. Nantel was elected to the Dominion parliament for Terrebonne in 1882, resigned to make way for Joseph A. Chapleau, who became secretary of state in the Dominion cabinet, was elected for the same constituency to the legislature of Quebec in August, 1882, and was re-elected in December, 1886.
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