James John Edmund Guerin

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James John Edmund Guerin
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal division no. 6
In office
Preceded by Patrick Kennedy
Succeeded by Michael James Walsh
30th Mayor of Montreal
In office
Preceded by Louis Payette
Succeeded by Louis-Arsène Lavallée
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. Ann
In office
Preceded by Joseph Charles Walsh
Succeeded by John Alexander Sullivan
Personal details
Born 4 July 1856
Montreal, Canada East, Canada
Died 10 November 1932(1932-11-10) (aged 76)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Profession doctor

James John Edmund Guerin (4 July 1856 – 10 November 1932) was a Canadian physician and politician.


Born in Montreal, Canada East, the son of Thomas Guerin and Mary McGuire, Guerin was educated at the Collège de Montréal and received a M.D. degree from McGill University in 1878. He was an attending physician and President of the Medical Board at the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Montreal. He was also a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the location of Laval University then in Montreal.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for the electoral district of Montréal division no. 6 in an 1895 by-election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1897 and 1900. He was a Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of Félix-Gabriel Marchand and Simon-Napoléon Parent. He was defeated in 1904. In 1901 he was appointed a member of the Council of Public Instruction of the Province of Quebec. From 1910 to 1912, he was mayor of Montreal.

He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the electoral district of St. Ann in the 1925 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in the 1926 election. He was defeated in the 1930 election.

His son, Thomas Guerin, was Liberal MLA for Montréal–Sainte-Anne from 1942 to 1948.

The township municipality of Guérin, Quebec was named after him.[1]


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