Lomer Gouin

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Sir Lomer Gouin
Lomer Gouin, 2nd in 1910.png
13th Premier of Quebec
In office
March 23, 1905 – July 8, 1920
MonarchEdward VII
George V
Lieutenant GovernorLouis-Amable Jetté
Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier
François Langelier
Pierre-Évariste Leblanc
Charles Fitzpatrick
Preceded bySimon-Napoléon Parent
Succeeded byLouis-Alexandre Taschereau
15th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
January 10, 1929 – March 28, 1929
MonarchGeorge V
Governor GeneralThe Earl of Willingdon
PremierLouis-Alexandre Taschereau
Preceded byNarcisse Pérodeau
Succeeded byHenry George Carroll
MNA for Montréal no. 2
In office
May 11, 1897 – June 8, 1908
Preceded byOlivier-Maurice Augé
Succeeded byHenri Bourassa
MNA for Portneuf
In office
June 8, 1908 – July 8, 1920
Preceded byÉdouard-Antill Panet
Succeeded byÉdouard Hamel
MNA for Saint-Jean
In office
May 15, 1912 – November 10, 1913
Preceded byMarcellin Robert
Succeeded byMarcellin Robert
Member of Legislative Council for De Salaberry
In office
July 8, 1920 – December 6, 1921
Appointed byCharles Fitzpatrick
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laurier—Outremont
In office
December 6, 1921 – October 29, 1925
Preceded byPamphile-Réal Du Tremblay
Succeeded byJoseph-Alexandre Mercier
Personal details
Jean Lomer Gouin

(1861-03-19)March 19, 1861
Saint-Charles-des-Grondines (Grondines), Canada East
DiedMarch 28, 1929(1929-03-28) (aged 68)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Éliza Mercier
Alice Amos

Sir Jean Lomer Gouin, KCMG PC (March 19, 1861 – March 28, 1929) was a Canadian politician. He served as 13th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec, as a Cabinet minister in the federal government of Canada, and as the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.


He was born in Grondines, Quebec. On May 24, 1888, he married Éliza Mercier, daughter of Honoré Mercier. Their son, Paul Gouin, later led the Action libérale nationale party.

He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in 1897 in Montréal division no. 2, and was re-elected in 1900 and 1904. In the 1908 election he ran in both Portneuf (provincial electoral district) and Montréal no. 2, and was elected in the former and defeated in the latter. In 1912 he won election in both Portneuf and Saint-Jean; he elected to resign the Saint-Jean seat. He was re-elected in Portneuf in 1916 and 1919.

In 1920, he was named to the Legislative Council of Quebec, but resigned in 1921 without ever having taken his seat, and moved to federal politics.

In the federal election of 1921, he was elected as a Liberal member of Parliament, and served as Justice Minister under prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King until 1924.

He was subsequently named Lieutenant Governor of Quebec in 1929, but served only two months until his death in Quebec City.

Lomer Gouin is interred in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.

Elections as party leader[edit]

He won the 1908 election, 1912 election, 1916 election and 1919 election and resigned in 1920.


Many sites and landmarks were named to honour Lomer Gouin. They include:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Works by or about Lomer Gouin at Internet Archive
  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Lomer Gouin – Parliament of Canada biography
  • "Lomer Gouin". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Thomas Duffy
Minister of Public Works
Succeeded by
Dominique Monet
Preceded by
R. B. Bennett
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Ernest Lapointe