Frank C. Lynch-Staunton

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The Honourable
Francis Charles "Frank" Lynch-Staunton
11th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
In office
October 18, 1979 – January 22, 1985
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Edward Schreyer
Jeanne Sauvé
Premier Peter Lougheed
Preceded by Ralph Steinhauer
Succeeded by Helen Hunley
Personal details
Born (1905-03-08)March 8, 1905
Pincher Creek, Alberta
Died September 25, 1990(1990-09-25) (aged 85)
Edmonton, Alberta
Nationality Canadian
Spouse(s) Monica Adam (m. 1929)[1]
Muriel B. Shaw (m. 1983)[2]
Children Betty Lowe, Marina Field, and Hugh[2]
Alma mater University of Alberta
Occupation Rancher
Profession Politician

Francis Charles "Frank" Lynch-Staunton, AOE (March 8, 1905 – September 25, 1990) was the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 1979 to 1985.


Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, the son of Richard Lynch-Staunton and Isabelle Mary Wilson, he attended Western Canadian College in Calgary from 1919 to 1922. From 1923 to 1927, he studied engineering at the University of Alberta. In 1929, he married Monica Adam. They had three children: Betty Lowe, Marina Field, and Hugh. After her death in 1976, he married Muriel B. Shaw in 1983. He published his autobiography, Greener Pastures: The Memoirs of F. Lynch-Staunton, in 1987. Frank Lynch-Staunton died in Edmonton after suffering a stroke in 1990, aged 85.[3]


  1. ^ Perry & Powell 2006, p. 571
  2. ^ a b Perry & Powell 2006, p. 572
  3. ^ "Frank Lynch-Staunton Ex-lieutenant-governor hailed as 'real Albertan'". The Globe and Mail. 1990-09-27. 


  • Perry, Sandra E.; Powell, Karen L. (2006). On Behalf of the Crown : Lieutenant Governors of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1869-2005. Edmonton, Alberta: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-4-4. 

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