CANADA Quebec 1884 Lieutenant Governor L. F. R. Masson (1884-87) Clowery 1, Leroux 1585

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CANADA Quebec Lieutenant Governor L. R. Masson (1884-87) 38.2 uniface silver medal unawarded 26.5 grams, Clowery 1, Leroux 1585, Breton 98

A scarce medal, and the very first of the extensive Quebec Lieutenant Governor series of medals. The last offerings viewed were in 2007, when a silver and a bronze example were offered by The Canadian Numismatic Co., a silver example with ribbon and header were offered by Champagne Auctions in November 2019 as part of the Seminary of Quebec collection where it fetched $750. (plus the buyers premium.) The medal being offered has not had any type of suspender attached.

Louis-Rodrigue Masson, PC (baptized Louis-François-Roderick Masson) (6 November 1833 – 8 November 1903) was a Canadian Member of Parliament, Senator, and the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He represented Terrebonne in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1882. Masson was born in Terrebonne, Lower Canada, in 1833, the son of Joseph Masson. He studied at Georgetown College in Washington, D.C., and College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He went on to study law with George-Étienne Cartier and was called to the bar in 1859 but decided not to practice law. A Conservative, from 1878 to 1880 he served under Sir John A. Macdonald as Minister of Militia and Defence, and in 1880 he was the President of the Privy Council.

From March to October 1884, he was a member of the Legislative Council of Quebec. From 1884 to 1887, he was the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec. He published Les bourgeois de la compagnie du Nord-Ouest (1889).New International Encyclopedia

He had been named to the Senate for Mille Isles division in 1882; he resigned his seat when he was named Lieutenant-Governor. He was reappointed to the Senate in 1890 and served until June 1903. He died later that year in Montreal, Quebec.