Gédéon Ouimet

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Gédéon Ouimet
Gédéon Ouimet.jpg
2nd Premier of Quebec
In office
27 February 1873 – 22 September 1874
Monarch Victoria
Lieutenant Governor René-Édouard Caron
Preceded by Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau
Succeeded by Charles Boucher de Boucherville
Personal details
Born (1823-06-02)June 2, 1823
Sainte-Rose (Laval), Lower Canada
Died April 23, 1905( 1905-04-23) (aged 81)
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Marie-Jeanne Pellant
Religion Roman Catholic

Gédéon Ouimet (June 2, 1823 – April 23, 1905) was a French-Canadian politician.

Born in what is today part of the city of Laval, Quebec Canada, Ouimet served as the second Premier of the province of Quebec from February 26, 1873 to September 22, 1874. He resigned as party leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec in 1874.

He was appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec in 1895.

He died in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec in 1905. The Quebec town of Grandmont changed its name to Saint-Gédéon in honour of Ouimet. A bridge on Highway 15 (Laurentian) was also named after him; the bridge crosses the Rivière_des_Mille_Îles. It connects the municipality of Laval to the northern shore in what is currently known as the town of Boisbriand.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Daoust (Parti rouge)
MLA, District of Beauharnois
1858-1861
Succeeded by
Paul Denis (Parti bleu)
National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Provincial district created in 1867
MLA, District of Deux-Montagnes
1867-1876
Succeeded by
Charles Champagne (Conservative)
Preceded by
Pierre Boucher de la Bruère (Conservative)
Legislative Councillor, District of Rougemont
1895-1905
Succeeded by
François Gosselin (Liberal)
Government offices
Preceded by
Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau (Conservative)
Premier of Quebec
27 February 1873 – 22 September 1874
Succeeded by
Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville (Conservative)