John William French

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John William French
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Compton
In office
Preceded by Charles Daniel French
Succeeded by Fabien Gagnon
Personal details
Born (1888-10-22)October 22, 1888
Scotstown, Quebec
Died November 8, 1970(1970-11-08) (aged 82)
Cookshire, Quebec
Political party Union Nationale
Relations Charles Daniel French, brother

John William French (October 22, 1888 – November 8, 1970) was a Canadian politician and a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec.[1]


He was born in Scotstown, Eastern Townships on October 22, 1888 and married Dorothy Isabella MacLeod in the state of New York in 1935. He was the brother and political successor of Charles Daniel French.

Local Politics[edit]

French served as a city councillor from 1925 to 1935 and as a school board member from 1935 to 1940 in Cookshire, Quebec.

Member of the legislature[edit]

His brother Charles, who was the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the provincial district of Compton died in 1954. A by-election was called to fill the vacancy and French successfully ran as a Union Nationale candidate to take over his brother's function. French was defeated by Liberal candidate Fabien Gagnon in the 1956 election.


He died on November 8, 1970.


  1. ^ "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.