|13th Premier of Quebec|
March 23, 1905 – July 8, 1920
|Preceded by||Simon-Napoléon Parent|
|Succeeded by||Louis-Alexandre Taschereau|
|Born||Jean Lomer Gouin
March 19, 1861
Saint-Charles-des-Grondines (Grondines), Lower Canada
|Died||March 28, 1929
Sir Jean Lomer Gouin, PC, KCMG (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 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.
Lomer Gouin is interred in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.
Elections as party leader
Many sites and landmarks were named to honour Lomer Gouin. They include:
- Gouin Boulevard, the longest street on the Island of Montreal;
- Gouin Reservoir (In French: Réservoir Gouin), a man made collection of lakes in the center of the province of Quebec;
- Rue Gouin (Gouin Street) and Place Gouin, located in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada;
- Rue Gouin (Gouin Street), located in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada;
- The provincial district of Gouin;
- Lomer-Gouin, intra-provincial ferry services between Levis to Quebec City operate by Société des traversiers du Québec.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lomer Gouin.|
- "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. 1979–2005.