Lucien Cannon

The Hon.
Lucien Cannon
Member of Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Dorchester
In office
Preceded by Alfred Morisset
Succeeded by Joseph-Charles-Ernest Ouellet
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Dorchester
In office
Preceded by Pierre Sévigny
Succeeded by Onésime Gagnon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Portneuf
In office
Preceded by Jules Desrochers
Succeeded by Pierre Gauthier
Personal details
Born (1887-01-16)January 16, 1887
Arthabaska, Quebec
Died February 14, 1950(1950-02-14) (aged 63)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Relations Lawrence Cannon, brother
Charles Cannon, nephew
Lawrence Cannon, grandson
Cabinet Solicitor General of Canada (1925–1926 & 1926–1930)

Lucien Cannon, PC (January 16, 1887 February 14, 1950) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.

Born in Arthabaska, Quebec, the son of Lawrence John Cannon and Aurélie Dumoulin, he studied law at the Laval University and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1910. His brother was Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon, a puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. His nephew, Charles-Arthur Dumoulin Cannon, and grandson, Lawrence Cannon, were also MPs.

In 1911 federal election, he ran as a Liberal candidate for the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of Charlevoix losing to Joseph David Rodolphe Forget. In a 1913 by-election, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec in the riding of Dorchester. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1916. He resigned in 1917 to run again for the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of Dorchester in a by-election. He was defeated, but was elected in the 1917 federal election. He was re-elected in 1921, 1925, and 1926. From 1925 to 1926 and again from 1926 to 1930, he was the Solicitor General of Canada. He was defeated in the 1930 federal election but was re-elected in the 1935 election for the riding of Portneuf. He resigned in 1936 when he was appointed a judge.

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