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Henry George Carroll

Henry George Carroll, KC (January 31, 1865 – August 20, 1939) was a Canadian politician, jurist and the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec from 1929 to 1934 and the last anglophone to serve in that position to the present day.

The Hon.

Henry George Carroll
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16th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec
In office
April 2, 1929 – April 29, 1934
MonarchGeorge V
Governor GeneralThe Earl of Willingdon
The Earl of Bessborough
PremierLouis-Alexandre Taschereau
Preceded byLomer Gouin
Succeeded byEsioff-Léon Patenaude
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kamouraska
In office
March 5, 1891 – November 3, 1904
Preceded byAlexis Dessaint
Succeeded byErnest Lapointe
Personal details
Born(1865-01-31)January 31, 1865
Kamouraska, Canada East
DiedAugust 20, 1939(1939-08-20) (aged 74)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
CabinetSolicitor General of Canada (1902-1904)

Born in Kamouraska, Canada East to Michael Burke Carroll of Ireland and Marguerite Campbell of Scotland, Carroll studied law at Laval University, was called to the Quebec Bar in 1889, and was created a Queen's Counsel in 1899.

A Liberal, he was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1891 representing Kamouraska and was re-elected in 1896 and 1900. He was appointed Solicitor General of Canada in 1902 and served until 1904 at a time when the position was not a cabinet office but was part of the ministry under the Minister of Justice. He left politics to become a judge in the Quebec Superior Court in 1904 and was appointed to the Court of King's Bench in 1908. In 1912 he served as chairman of Quebec's Royal Commission examining the alcohol trade and subsequently served as vice-president province's Quebec Liquor Commission (Commission des liqueurs du Québec) from 1921 to 1929 when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec following the sudden death of Gouin.

Carroll died in Quebec and was buried in his home town of Kamouraska in 1939. He was survived by wife Boulanger Malvine-Amazelie and two daughters Margaret Carroll and Juliette Carroll.