|20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec|
February 14, 1958 – October 12, 1961
|Governor General||Vincent Massey
|Preceded by||Gaspard Fauteux|
|Succeeded by||Paul Comtois|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Matane|
|Preceded by||Joseph-Arthur Bergeron|
|Succeeded by||Benoît Gaboury|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Lucien Cannon|
|Succeeded by||Léonard-D. Tremblay|
October 23, 1888|
|Died||September 30, 1961
Bois-de-Coulonge, Sillery, Quebec
Minister Without Portfolio (1935)
Minister of Mines, Game and Fisheries (1936)
Minister of Mines and Fisheries (1936-1939)
Provincial Treasurer (1944-1958)
He was born in Saint-Léon-de-Standon, Quebec on October 23, 1888 and was the son of Onésime Gagnon and Julie Morin. He was a Rhodes scholar and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1912. From 1942 to 1958, he was a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Université Laval.
Member of Parliament
In 1930, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Dorchester. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1935. In 1935, he was a Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of R. B. Bennett.
In 1936, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec and became the Union Nationale Member for the riding of Matane. He was appointed Minister in the Cabinet of Maurice Duplessis, serving as Minister of Fisheries from 1936 to 1939 and as Treasurer from 1944 to 1958.
He resigned in 1958 to accept the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec and served until his death.
Gagnon died on September 30, 1961.
- Onésime Gagnon – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.