Frank Fagan

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The Honourable
Frank Fagan
Frank Fagan.jpg
13th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
19 March 2013 – 3 May 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General
Preceded by John Crosbie
Succeeded by Judy Foote
Personal details
Born Frank Frederick Fagan
c. 1944 (age 73–74)[1]
Kelligrews, Newfoundland[citation needed]
Nationality Canadian
Spouse(s) Mary Patricia Fagan
Children Julie Alexis Drodge, Dr. Andrew William Fagan, Dr. Richard Douglas Fagan(deceased June 14, 2012)
Residence St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Alma mater Memorial University of Newfoundland
Occupation Businessman, Philanthropist

Frank Frederick Fagan, CM ONL (born c. 1944) is a Canadian businessman and dignitary, who served as the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador from 2013 to 2018. He was appointed by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on 2 February 2013. Fagan was sworn in on 19 March 2013, succeeding John Crosbie.[2] He is the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

A telecommunications executive with Bell Aliant, Fagan retired in 2008.[2] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1982 from Memorial University of Newfoundland.[3]

In 2011, Fagan was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as a volunteer, community leader and philanthropist." [4] He was invested as Chancellor of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador upon his appointment as Lieutenant Governor.[5]

His term of office came to the end on May 3, 2018.[6]

Coat of arms[edit]

Fagan was granted the following armorial bearings in April 2015:[7]

Arms:Barry dancetty Argent and Azure a tree eradicated issuant from a rock Or

Crest: Issuant from an ancient crown Or a raven rising Sable

Supporters: Two lion-beavers Or and Azure each grasping a rod of Aesculapius Sable its serpent Or and standing on a rocky mount proper strewn with pitcher plants Or



  1. ^ "Frank Fagan to be province's new lieutenant governor". The Telegram. February 5, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "PM announces Frank Fagan as Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador". Prime Minister's Office.
  3. ^ "Tribute Award winners". Memorial University of Newfoundland.
  4. ^ "Order of Canada citation".
  5. ^ "Biographies". The Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. Government House. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  6. ^ Bob Wakeham: Foote’s movin’ on up to the Palace of Patronage
  7. ^ "Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 23 October 2015.