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Gilbert Ralph Clements, OPEI (September 11, 1928 – November 27, 2012) was a Canadian politician and the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1995 to 2001.[1]

The Honourable

Gilbert Clements

25th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
August 30, 1995 – May 28, 2001
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRoméo LeBlanc
Adrienne Clarkson
PremierCatherine Callbeck
Keith Milligan
Pat Binns
Preceded byMarion Reid
Succeeded byLéonce Bernard
Leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
In office
April 13, 1981 – October 24, 1981
Preceded byBennett Campbell
Succeeded byJoe Ghiz
MLA (Councillor) for 4th Kings
In office
May 11, 1970 – April 24, 1978
Preceded byKeir Clark
Succeeded byJohnnie Williams
In office
April 23, 1979 – August 30, 1995
Preceded byJohnnie Williams
Succeeded byriding abolished
Personal details
Gilbert Ralph Clements

September 11, 1928
Victoria Cross, Prince Edward Island
DiedNovember 27, 2012 (aged 84)
Montague, Prince Edward Island
Political partyLiberal
Wilma Catherine MacLure (m. 1953)
ChildrenRobert, David, Gail
ResidenceMontague, Prince Edward Island
Alma materMontague Memorial School
Mount Allison University
Occupationelectrical contractor, merchant, realtor, insurance agent
CabinetMinister of Municipal Affairs (1974–1978)
Minister of Environment (1974–1978)
Minister of Tourism (1974–1978)
Minister of Parks and Conservation (1974–1978)
Minister of Finance (1986–1993)
Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs (1986–1989)
Minister of the Environment (1989–1993)

Born in Victoria Cross, Prince Edward Island, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in 1970 representing 4th Kings. He was re-elected in 1974, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1989, and 1993. He held the following positions: Minister Municipal Affairs, Environment & Tourism, Parks & Conservation (1974–1978), Opposition Critic for Finance and Energy (1979–1986), Minister of Finance & Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs (1986–1989), and Minister of Finance & Minister of the Environment (1989–1993).[2]

In 1981, he was interim Prince Edward Island Liberal Party Leader and opposition party leader. He became interim leader following the resignation of leader and former premier Bennett Campbell and served until Joe Ghiz was elected as leader.

Clements died at age 84, in Montague, Prince Edward Island.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Clements, Gilbert R." Elections Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ Writer, Staff (27 November 2012). "Former lieutenant-governor of P.E.I., Gilbert Clements, dies at age 84". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Gilbert Clements". Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Former L-G, cabinet minister Gilbert Clements dies". CBC News. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2016.