14th Alberta Legislature

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The 14th Alberta Legislative Assembly lasted from 1959 to 1963. The Social Credit government had been re-elected to their seventh consecutive term in power under Premier Ernest Manning. Four opposition members under four different banners were elected, each holding a single seat.

This was the first assembly elected after the Government of Alberta changed from Single Transferable Vote to First Past the Post.

Standings changes since the 14th general election[edit]

Number of members
per party by date
1959 1960 1961 1963
Jun 18 Sep 28 Oct 21 Nov 30 Jan 19 Sep 5 Oct 10 Oct 26 Nov 27 Mar 24
     Social Credit 61 60 59 60 61 60 59 60 61 60
Liberal 1
     Progressive Conservative 1
Coalition 1
     Independent Social Credit 1
Total members 65 64 63 64 65 64 63 64 65 64
Vacant 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1
Government Majority 57 56 55 56 57 56 55 56 57 56
Membership changes in the 14th Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
     June 18, 1959 See List of Members Election day of the 14th Alberta general election
     September 28, 1960 James Owens Didsbury Social Credit Died from a Heart Attack.[1]
     October 21, 1960 Elizabeth Robinson Medicine Hat Social Credit Died from an undisclosed illness in Medicine Hat hospital.[1]
     November 30, 1960 Robert Clark Didsbury Social Credit Elected in a by-election
     January 19, 1961 Harry Leinweber Medicine Hat Social Credit Elected in a by-election
     September 5, 1961 William Gilliland Peace River Social Credit Died after prolonged illness related to a Heart Attack.[2]
     October 10, 1961 Karl Nordstrom Bonnyville Social Credit Died[3] after hospitalization for undisclosed illness.[4]
     October 26, 1961 Euell Montgomery Peace River Social Credit Elected in a by-election
     November 27, 1961 Romeo Lamothe Bonnyville Social Credit Elected in a by-election
     March 24, 1963 Peter Dawson Little Bow Social Credit Died

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Illness Proves Fatal to Mrs. Gladys Robinson". Vol LIII No 262 (The Lethbridge Herald). October 21, 1960. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "W.F. Gilliland Alberta MLA dies". Vol LIV No. 225 (The Lethbridge Herald). September 6, 1961. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Deaths Yesterday". Vol LIV No 254 (The Lethbridge Herald). October 11, 2010. p. 2-2. 
  4. ^ "Alberta MLA Critically Ill". Vol LIV No 248 (The Lethbridge Herald). October 3, 1961. p. 29. 

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