|13th Premier of Prince Edward Island|
21 June 1917 – 9 September 1919
|Lieutenant Governor||Augustine C. Macdonald
|Preceded by||John A. Mathieson|
|Succeeded by||John Howatt Bell|
28 July 1870|
Egmont Bay, Prince County, Prince Edward Island
|Died||29 April 1968
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Bertha Rose Gallant (m. 1907)
|Relations||Joseph-Octave Arsenault (father)|
|Children||Iphigenie, Cyril, Catherine, Regis, Valerie, Marie, Laure-Jeanne, Patricia, Felice, Paula, and Lois|
|Residence||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
|Alma mater||St. Dunstan's College|
|Occupation||teacher, lawyer, and judge|
|Cabinet||Minister without Portfolio (1912-1917)
Attorney General (1917-1919)
Born in Egmont Bay, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Arsenault's family settled on the island in 1729 when it was a French possession called Ile-Saint-Jean. His father, Joseph-Octave Arsenault, was a provincial politician and the first Acadian from PEI to be named to the Canadian Senate. Arsenault was educated at St. Dunstan's College, Charlottetown, and St. Joseph University, New Brunswick. He studied law with McLeod, Morson and McQuarrie in Charlottetown and with Charles Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen in London. He was admitted to the Bar in 1898. Arsenault married Bertha, the daughter of Francis Gallant.
Aubin Arsenault was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in 1908 as a Conservative. In 1912 he became Attorney-General in the government of Premier John A. Mathieson. When Mathieson left politics for a judicial appointment in 1917, Arsenault succeeded him becoming the first Acadian to be premier in any province.
Arsenault's government repealed legislation which restricted automobile travel on the island to specific days and routes. His government also founded the PEI Travel Bureau. His government was defeated in the 1919 election and he served as leader of the opposition until 1921 when he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island. He retired in 1946.
- Aubin-Edmond Arsenault at The Canadian Encyclopedia
- "Prominent people of the Maritime Provinces (in business and professional life)". 1922.