Born in southern Alberta of French-Canadian parents who
homesteaded in the Palliser triangle, Lucien Maynard attended
the Jesuit College in Edmonton. Very active in youth affairs in
Edmonton, he studied law at the University of Alberta and
practiced in St. Paul.
In 1935, he entered the political arena when he ran (and won)
for Beaver River as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
representing the Social Credit Party. He was named Minister of
Municipal Affairs in 1936, and remained in politics until 1957.
Later in life Maynard resumed work in the legal profession and
was eventually appointed to the bench. He died in 1996.