Frank Power

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Frank Power
Member of Parliament
for Quebec South
In office
September 1955 – March 1958
Preceded by Charles Gavan Power
Succeeded by Jacques Flynn
Personal details
Born (1918-06-13)13 June 1918
Montreal, Quebec
Died 1973 (aged 54–55)
Political party Liberal
Profession lawyer

Joseph Francis Gavan Power (13 June 1918 – 1973) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Montreal, Quebec and became a lawyer by career.

Frank Power was a veteran of the Canadian Army. He became a prisoner of war of the Japanese Imperial Army when Hong Kong fell on Christmas Day of 1941. He like other allied prisoners of war suffered from the inhumane treatment administered by the Japanese, and bore the scars for the remainder of his life.

He was first elected at the Quebec South riding in a 26 September 1955 by-election succeeding his father, Charles Gavan Power, who was appointed to the Senate.[1]

Frank Power was re-elected at Quebec South in the 1957 federal election but defeated by Jacques Flynn of the Progressive Conservative party in the 1958 election.[1]

Power is among the Cannon family members of Parliament such as his grandfather William Power and his nephew Lawrence Cannon as well as Charles Power, a senior cabinet minister in William Lyon Mackenzie King's cabinet.


  1. ^ a b Hill, Tony L. (2002). Canadian politics, riding by riding. Prospect Park Press. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-9723436-0-2. 

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