Quebec 1929 Lieutenant Governor H. G. Carroll (1929- 1934) Clowery 13




Collections: Canada Medals, Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



Quebec 1929 Lieutenant Governor H. G. Carroll (1929- 1934) 49.53mm bronze medal 50.37 grams Clowery 13


Reverse: wreath of oak and maple leaves, shield 1929 SAGAX TENAX VIARUM RERUM

Edge: Plain

Lt.-Gov. Carroll's medals were the last of the small size medals . Freeman Clowery in his book the Medals of Lieutenant Governors of Canada estimates that during the six years of issue that approximately 118 per year were issued.

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.

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.

Jean Bailleul (1878-1949) Born in Lille, France was a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris , under Louis-Ernest Barrias , Jules-Félix Coutan and Edgar Boutry . He made his debut in 1901 at the Salon des Artistes français .

Member of the Society of French Artists , he obtained an honorable mention at the Salon of French Artists in 1907. Around 1914, he became an art teacher in Quebec but soon after arriving in Canada had to leave to serve during the First World War . He did not return to Canada until 1920 and then founded the École des beaux-arts in Quebec, of which he became director in 1924 through until June 1929.

In Robert C. Willey's, Dictionary of Canadian Medallists, he references that the Carroll medal as having been struck by Bertrand of Paris. The edge does not show the familiar "AB" or the triangular mint mark of Arthus Bertrand that was in use at this time.