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September 30, 1961, Sillery, Quebec City, Canada
Conservative Party of Quebec, Union Nationale
Onésime Gagnon, PC (October 23, 1888 – September 30, 1961) was a Canadian politician who served as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Québec.
Onésime Gagnon Wikipedia
He was born in Saint-Léon-de-Standon, Quebec on October 23, 1888 and was the son of Onésime Gagnon and Julie Morin. He was a Rhodes scholar and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1912. From 1942 to 1958, he was a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Université Laval.
In 1930, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Dorchester. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1935. In 1935, he was a Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of R. B. Bennett.
Gagnon was a leadership candidate at the Conservative Party of Quebec convention, held in Sherbrooke on October 4 and 5, 1933. He was defeated by Maurice Duplessis with 28% of the delegates.
In 1936, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec and became the Union Nationale Member for the riding of Matane. He was appointed Minister in the Cabinet of Maurice Duplessis, serving as Minister of Fisheries from 1936 to 1939 and as Treasurer from 1944 to 1958.
He was re-elected in 1939, 1944, 1948, 1952, and 1956.
He resigned in 1958 to accept the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec and served until his death.
Gagnon died on September 30, 1961.