William Gordon Ernst

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The Hon.
William Gordon Ernst
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Queens—Lunenburg
In office
Preceded by William Duff
Succeeded by John James Kinley
Personal details
Born (1897-10-18)October 18, 1897
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Died July 12, 1939(1939-07-12) (aged 41)
Political party Conservative
Cabinet Minister of Fisheries (1935)

William Gordon Ernst, PCc MC* (October 18, 1897 – July 12, 1939) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, he first ran for the Canadian House of Commons in the 1925 federal election in the Nova Scotia riding of Queens—Lunenburg. A Conservative, he was defeated but he was elected in the 1926 federal election. He was re-elected in 1930 and defeated in 1935. In 1935, he was the Minister of Fisheries.[1]

He served as a captain in the 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion during World War I and was awarded the Military Cross and Bar.[1]