Monson Henry Goudge

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Monson Henry Goudge
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Monson Henry Goudge (October 22, 1829 – March 1, 1920) was a Canadian merchant and political figure. He represented Hants in the Canadian House of Commons from 1873 to 1878 as a Liberal member.[1] His surname also appears as Gouge.Monson's middle name, recorded here as Henry is not supported by documentation - it is Hoit or Hoyt ( marriage certificate 1901).

He was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia,[1] the son of Henry Goudge, and educated in Windsor. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons against Joseph Howe in 1869 and was first elected in an 1873 by-election held after Howe was named Lieutenant Governor.[2] He was defeated in a bid for reelection in 1878. Goudge was appointed to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia for Hants County, serving from 1884 until his death. He also served as president of the council from 1903.[1]

Goudge was married twice: first to Sophia E. Grant and then to Blanche E. Simpson in 1901. He was a director of the Mineral Exploration and Mining Association of Nova Scotia. Goudge died in Windsor at the age of 90.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament
  2. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1897, JA Gemmill
  3. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.