Lomer Gouin

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Lomer Gouin
Lomer Gouin, 2nd in 1910.png
13th Premier of Quebec
In office
March 23, 1905 – July 8, 1920
Monarch Edward VII
George V
Lieutenant Governor Louis-Amable Jetté
Charles Alphonse Pantaléon Pelletier
François Langelier
Pierre-Évariste Leblanc
Charles Fitzpatrick
Preceded by Simon-Napoléon Parent
Succeeded by Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
15th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
January 10, 1929 – March 28, 1929
Monarch George V
Governor General The Earl of Willingdon
Premier Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
Preceded by Narcisse Pérodeau
Succeeded by Henry George Carroll
Personal details
Born Jean Lomer Gouin
(1861-03-19)March 19, 1861
Saint-Charles-des-Grondines (Grondines), Lower Canada
Died March 28, 1929( 1929-03-28) (aged 68)
Quebec City
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Éliza Mercier
Alice Amos
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

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 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:

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Legislative Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Olivier-Maurice Augé
MLA, District of Montréal no. 2
Succeeded by
Henri Bourassa
Preceded by
Édouard-Antill Panet
MLA, District of Portneuf
Succeeded by
Édouard Hamel
Preceded by
Marcellin Robert
MLA, District of Saint-Jean
Succeeded by
Marcellin Robert
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Pamphile-Réal Du Tremblay
Member of Parliament - Laurier—Outremont
Succeeded by
Joseph-Alexandre Mercier
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Thomas Duffy
Minister of Public Works
Succeeded by
Dominique Monet
Preceded by
Simon-Napoléon Parent
Premier of Quebec
Succeeded by
Louis-Alexandre Taschereau
Preceded by
R. B. Bennett
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Ernest Lapointe
Preceded by
Narcisse Perodeau
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
Succeeded by
Henry George Carroll
Party political offices
Preceded by
Simon-Napoléon Parent
Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party
Succeeded by
Louis-Alexandre Taschereau