Gilbert Ganong

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Gilbert White Ganong
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The Hon. Gilbert White Ganong
Member of Parliament
for Charlotte
In office
August 19, 1896 – September 17, 1908
Preceded by Arthur Hill Gillmor
Succeeded by William Frederick Todd
14th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
June 29, 1917 – October 31, 1917
Monarch George V
Governor General The Duke of Devonshire
Premier Walter E. Foster
Preceded by Josiah Wood
Succeeded by William Pugsley
Personal details
Born (1851-05-22)May 22, 1851
Springfield, New Brunswick
Died October 31, 1917(1917-10-31) (aged 66)
St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Resting place St. Stephen Rural Cemetery
Political party Liberal-Conservative
Spouse(s) Maria Famicha Robinson (m. 1876)
Children No children
Parents Francis Daniel Ganong &
Deborah Ruth Kierstead
Residence St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Occupation Businessman, politician, statesman

Gilbert White Ganong (May 22, 1851 – October 31, 1917) was a Canadian politician, the 14th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and co-founder of Ganong Bros. Limited, candy makers in the town of St. Stephen.

Born in Springfield, New Brunswick the son of Francis Daniel Ganong and Deborah Ruth Kierstead, he was a descendant of Jean Guenon, a Huguenot exile from La Rochelle, France who settled in New Amsterdam during the second half of the 17th century then several generations later following the American Revolutionary War, some of Guenon's antecedents were United Empire Loyalists who settled in New Brunswick (then part of Nova Scotia) in 1783.

In 1873, Gilbert Ganong co-founded Ganong Bros. Limited with his brother James.

In 1896, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Charlotte. A Liberal-Conservative, he was re-elected in 1900 and 1904, but was defeated in 1908.

On June 29, 1917, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and served until his death in October. His death was due to "intestinal toxemia complications with nephritis". He was 66 years of age.