Frank C. Lynch-Staunton

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The Honourable

Francis Charles "Frank" Lynch-Staunton

11th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
In office
October 18, 1979 – January 22, 1985
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralEdward Schreyer
Jeanne Sauvé
PremierPeter Lougheed
Preceded byRalph Steinhauer
Succeeded byHelen Hunley
Personal details
Born(1905-03-08)March 8, 1905
Pincher Creek, Alberta
DiedSeptember 25, 1990(1990-09-25) (aged 85)
Edmonton, Alberta
Monica Adam (m. 1929)
Muriel B. Shaw (m. 1983)
ChildrenBetty Lowe, Marina Field, and Hugh[2]
Alma materUniversity of Alberta

Francis Charles "Frank" Lynch-Staunton, AOE (March 8, 1905 – September 25, 1990) was the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 1979 to 1985.


Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, the son of Richard Lynch-Staunton and Isabelle Mary Wilson, he attended Western Canadian College in Calgary from 1919 to 1922. From 1923 to 1927, he studied engineering at the University of Alberta.

In 1929, he married Monica Adam, they had three children: Betty Lowe, Marina Field, and Hugh. After her death in 1976, he married Muriel B. Shaw in 1983, he published his autobiography, Greener Pastures: The Memoirs of F. Lynch-Staunton, in 1987. Frank Lynch-Staunton died in Edmonton after suffering a stroke in 1990, aged 85.[3]


  1. ^ Perry & Powell 2006, p. 571
  2. ^ a b Perry & Powell 2006, p. 572
  3. ^ "Frank Lynch-Staunton Ex-lieutenant-governor hailed as 'real Albertan'". The Globe and Mail. 1990-09-27.


  • Perry, Sandra E.; Powell, Karen L. (2006). On Behalf of the Crown : Lieutenant Governors of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1869-2005. Edmonton, Alberta: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-4-4.

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