Louis-Olivier Taillon

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Sir Louis-Olivier Taillon
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8th Premier of Quebec
In office
25 January 1887 – 27 January 1887
Monarch Victoria
Lieutenant Governor Louis-Rodrigue Masson
Preceded by John Jones Ross
Succeeded by Honoré Mercier
In office
16 December 1892 – 11 May 1896
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by Charles Boucher de Boucherville
Succeeded by Edmund James Flynn
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal-Est
In office
July 7, 1875 – October 14, 1886
Lieutenant Governor Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau
Preceded by Ferdinand-Conon David
Succeeded by Laurent-Olivier David
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montcalm
In office
October 14, 1886 – June 17, 1890
Preceded by Jean-Baptiste-Tréfflé Richard
Succeeded by Joseph-Alcide Martin
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Chambly
In office
Mar 8, 1892 – May 11, 1897
Preceded by Antoine Rocheleau
Succeeded by Antoine Rocheleau
Personal details
Born (1840-09-26)September 26, 1840
Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne (Terrebonne), Lower Canada
Died April 25, 1923(1923-04-25) (aged 82)
Montreal, Quebec
Resting place Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Georgiana Archambault (m. 1875)
Children 1
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Alma mater Collège Masson
Occupation lawyer
Profession politician

Sir Louis-Olivier Taillon, PC (September 26, 1840 – April 25, 1923) was born in Terrebonne, Lower Canada (now Quebec). He twice served as the eighth Premier of Quebec.

Taillon's first term of office was just four days, from January 25 to January 29, 1887. This term came at the end of the Conservative government of his predecessor John Jones Ross. Ross had lost the 1886 Quebec election, but had tried to cling to power in a minority government for a few more months.

Taillon was Leader of the Opposition from 1887 until 1890, when he lost the 1890 election and his own seat.

He briefly returned to the practice of law, but following the removal of Liberal Honoré Mercier from office by the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, Taillon became minister without portfolio in the government of Charles-Eugène Boucher de Boucherville. Taillon became premier when Boucher de Boucherville resigned.

He resigned in 1896 and moved into federal politics to serve as Postmaster-General in the very short-lived federal Conservative government of Charles Tupper, from May to July 1896. He failed to gain a federal seat in the 1896 federal election, and likewise failed to secure a seat in the 1900 federal election, ending his political career. In 1916, he was made a Knight Bachelor. He died in Montreal in 1923.

Elections as party leader[edit]

He lost the 1890 election.

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Preceded by
Arthur Turcotte
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec
1882-03-08 – 1884-01-23
Succeeded by
Jonathan Saxton Campbell Würtele