Gédéon Ouimet

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Gédéon Ouimet
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2nd Premier of Quebec
In office
February 27, 1873 – September 22, 1874
Monarch Victoria
Lieutenant Governor René-Édouard Caron
Preceded by Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau
Succeeded by Charles Boucher de Boucherville
In office
September 1, 1867 – January 28, 1876
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Charles Champagne
Member of Legislative Council for Rougemont
In office
May 2, 1895 – April 23, 1905
Appointed by Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau
Preceded by Pierre Boucher de la Bruère
Succeeded by François Gosselin
Personal details
Born (1823-06-02)June 2, 1823
Sainte-Rose (Laval), Lower Canada
Died April 23, 1905( 1905-04-23) (aged 81)
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Marie-Jeanne Pellant (m. 1850)

Gédéon Ouimet (June 2, 1823 – April 23, 1905) was a French-Canadian politician.

Born in what is today part of the city of Laval, Quebec Canada, Ouimet served as the second Premier of the province of Quebec from February 26, 1873 to September 22, 1874. He resigned as party leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec in 1874 because of the Tanneries scandal which implicated the government of Quebec.

He was appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec in 1895.

He died in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec in 1905. The Quebec town of Grandmont changed its name to Saint-Gédéon in honour of Ouimet. A bridge on Highway 15 (Laurentian) was also named after him; the bridge crosses the Rivière des Mille Îles. It connects the municipality of Laval to the northern shore in what is now known as the town of Boisbriand.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Daoust (Parti rouge)
MLA, District of Beauharnois
Succeeded by
Paul Denis (Parti bleu)