Joseph-Omer Gour

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Joseph-Omer Gour (born Joseph-Omer Gourd; November 12, 1893 – March 24, 1959) was an Ontario farmer, merchant and political figure. He represented Russell in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1945 to 1959.

He was born in St-Victor D'Alfred, Ontario in 1893, the son of Wilfrid Gour and Eliza Marleau, and was educated in Alfred and Plantagenet. He lived in Casselman.[1] In 1929, he married Aurore Laurin. Gour served as mayor of Casselman from 1930 to 1935. His older brother, David Gourd also served in the House of Commons.[2] He died in office in Ottawa in 1959.


  • Histoire des Comtes Unis de Prescott et de Russell, L. Brault (1963) (French)
  1. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
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