|Gilbert White Ganong|
The Hon. Gilbert White Ganong
|Member of Parliament
August 19, 1896 – September 17, 1908
|Preceded by||Arthur Hill Gillmor|
|Succeeded by||William Frederick Todd|
|14th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick|
June 29, 1917 – October 31, 1917
|Governor General||The Duke of Devonshire|
|Premier||Walter E. Foster|
|Preceded by||Josiah Wood|
|Succeeded by||William Pugsley|
May 22, 1851|
Springfield, New Brunswick
|Died||October 31, 1917
St. Stephen, New Brunswick
|Resting place||St. Stephen Rural Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Famicha Robinson (m. 1876)|
|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.
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.