List of mayors of Shawinigan

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The Mayor is the highest elected official in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. Since its incorporation in 1901, the city has had twenty mayors.

# Mayor Taking Office Leaving
1 Vivian Burrill 1901 1902
2 Arthur Dufresne 1902 1902
3 Beaudry Leman 1902 1908 [1]
1 Vivian Burrill 1908 1913
4 Joseph-Auguste Frigon [2] 1913 1915
5 Edmond Thibaudeau 1915 1917
4 Joseph-Auguste Frigon 1917 1918
6 Napoléon Désaulniers 1918 1920
7 Joseph-Alexis Dufresne [3] 1920 1928
6 Napoléon Désaulniers 1928 1930
8 Albert Gigaire 1930 1936
9 Lucien Bourassa 1936 1937 [4]
10 Alexandre Gélinas 1937 1938
11 J.A. Bilodeau 1938 1946
12 François Roy 1946 1954
13 Gaston Hardy [5] 1954 1957 [6]
14 Armand Foucher 1957 1963 [7]
15 Gérard Dufresne [8] 1963 1966
16 Maurice Bruneau 1966 1970
17 Dominique Grenier 1970 1986
18 Roland Désaulniers 1986 1994
19 Lise Landry 1994 2009
20 Michel Angers 2009 Current

Officially, elections to the Shawinigan Council are on a non-partisan basis. In recent history however, mayors of Shawinigan have been generally Liberal leaning. Gérard Dufresne, Dominique Grenier, Roland Désaulniers and Lise Landry were or have been card-carrying supporters of the Quebec Liberal Party and the Liberal Party of Canada.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Leman resigned before the end of his last term. The City Councillors chose Vivian Burill to fill the vacancy. Vivian Burill served as Acting Mayor from June 15, 1908 to January 2, 1909.
  2. ^ From 1927 to 1935, Frigon was the Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly for the district of Saint-Maurice.
  3. ^ In 1908, 1912, 1919 and 1923, J.-A. Dufresne was the Conservative candidate in the provincial district of Saint-Maurice. Each time he lost.
  4. ^ Bourassa died before the end of his term. Alexandre Gélinas was elected mayor on May 3, 1937 and served until July 2, 1938.
  5. ^ In 1956 and 1960, Hardy was the Union Nationale candidate in the district of Saint-Maurice, against incumbent MLA René Hamel. Each time he lost.
  6. ^ Hardy resigned before the end of his term. Armand Foucher was elected mayor on February 11, 1957.
  7. ^ Foucher resigned before the end of his term. The City Councillors chose Henri Désaulniers to fill the vacancy. Henri Désaulniers served as Acting Mayor from September 3 to November 1, 1963.
  8. ^ The name of the Mayor of Trois-Rivières during the same period was also Gérard Dufresne.