|Intro||Canadian judge and politician|
|Was||Lawyer Judge Politician|
|Birth||7 July 1836, Saint-Timothée, Quebec, Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality, Montérégie, Quebec|
|Death||22 March 1911, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (aged 74 years)|
|Politics||Conservative Party of Canada|
Désiré Girouard (July 7, 1836 – March 22, 1911) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Born in Saint-Timothée, Lower Canada (now Quebec), the son of Jérémie Girouard and Hyppolite Picard, he received his Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University in 1860. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1860 and practiced law.
In 1872 and 1874 he ran unsuccessfully for the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of the Quebec electoral districts of Jacques Cartier and Beauharnois as a Conservative, losing both times. He was elected by two votes in the 1878 election in the riding of Jacques Cartier. He was subsequently re-elected in 1882, 1887 and 1891.
In 1892, he became the first mayor of Dorval, Quebec. In 1895, he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, where he served until his death in 1911.
His son, Sir Édouard Percy Cranwill Girouard, was the governor of the East Africa Protectorate (Kenya).