2nd Alberta Legislature

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The 2nd Alberta Legislative Assembly lasted from March 23, 1909 to April 17, 1913 Alexander Rutherford led the overwhelming majority Alberta Liberal Party government in his second term.

The total number of members increased by 16, to 41.

Party composition[edit]

Affiliation 1st Assembly dissolution Elected in 1909 Standings at dissolution
Liberal 22 36 33
  Conservative 2 2 6
  Socialist 1 1
     Independent 1 1
     Independent Liberal 1
     Labour 1
 Total
25 41 41
 Government Majority
20 31 25

Members elected during the 1909 Alberta Provincial Election[edit]

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

2nd Alberta Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
     Alexandra Alwyn Bramley-Moore Liberal
     Calgary William Cushing Liberal
     Richard Bennett Conservative
     Camrose George P. Smith Liberal
     Cardston John William Woolf Liberal
     Claresholm Malcolm McKenzie Liberal
     Cochrane Charles W. Fisher Liberal
     Didsbury Joseph Stauffer Liberal
     Edmonton #1 Charles Wilson Cross Liberal
     Edmonton #2 John McDougall Liberal
     Gleichen Ezra Riley Liberal
     High River Louis Roberts Liberal
     Innisfail John A. Simpson Liberal
     Lac Ste. Anne Peter Gunn Liberal
     Lacombe William Puffer Liberal
     Leduc Robert Telford Liberal
     Lethbridge City William Ashbury Buchanan Liberal
     Lethbridge District Archibald J. McLean Independent Liberal
     Macleod Colin Genge Liberal
     Medicine Hat William Finlay Liberal
     Nanton John M. Glendenning Liberal
     Okotoks George Hoadley Conservative
     Olds Duncan Marshall Liberal
     Pakan Prosper-Edmond Lessard Liberal
     Peace River James Cornwall Liberal
     Pembina Henry William McKenney Liberal
     Pincher Creek David Warnock Liberal
     Ponoka William A. Campbell Liberal
     Red Deer Edward Michener Independent
  Rocky Mountain Charles M. O'Brien Socialist
     Sedgewick Charles Stewart Liberal
     St. Albert Lucien Boudreau Liberal
     Stettler Robert L. Shaw Liberal
     Stony Plain John McPherson Liberal
     Strathcona Alexander Rutherford Liberal
     Sturgeon John R. Boyle Liberal
     Vegreville James Bismark Holden Liberal
     Vermilion Archibald Campbell Liberal
     Victoria Francis A. Walker Liberal
     Wetaskiwin Charles H. Olin Liberal

July 15, 1909[edit]

  District Member Party
     Athabasca Jean Côté Liberal

Standings changes after election[edit]

By-elections[edit]

By-elections are only shown if new members were elected

  District Member Party Reason for By-Election
     Medicine Hat Charles R. Mitchell Liberal June 29, 1910—Resignation of William Finlay
     Vermilion Arthur Sifton Liberal June 29, 1910—Resignation of Archie Campbell to provide seat for Premier Arthur Sifton
     Gleichen Archibald J. McArthur Liberal October 3, 1910—Resignation of Ezra Riley in protest against Liberal Party Leadership
  Macleod Robert Patterson Farmers October 3, 1910—Death of Colin Genge
     Calgary #2 Thomas Tweedie Conservative October 31, 1911—Resignation of Richard Bennett to run for House of Commons
     Gleichen Harold Riley Conservative October 31, 1911—Death of Archibald John McArthur
     Lethbridge City John Smith Stewart Conservative October 31, 1911—Resignation of Mr. William Buchanan to run for House for Commons
     Pincher Creek John Kemmis Conservative October 31, 1911—Resignation of David Warnock to run for House of Commons
     Cardston Martin Woolf Liberal May 27, 1912—Resignation of Mr. John Woolf

Floor crossings[edit]

  • June 22, 1910—Archibald McLean crossed the floor to the Liberal Party to accept a cabinet portfolio, he was acclaimed in a by-election
  • Date Unknown—James Cornwall leaves the Liberal Party and becomes an Independent

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