8th Alberta Legislature
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The 8th Alberta Legislative Assembly lasted from 1935 to 1940. The Social Credit party swept to power forming the third government of Alberta under the leadership of William Aberhart. The United Farmers of Alberta lost every seat.
Composition at election
|Number of members
per party by date
|Aug 22||Oct 5||Oct 8||Nov 4||Mar 2||Jun 22||Sep 7||Dec 7||?||May 1||?||Aug 9||Oct 7||Sep 2||Dec 2||?||?||Nov 7||Apr 2||Jul 19||Feb 5||?||?|
|Independent Social Credit||0||1||0|
|Membership changes in the 8th Assembly|
|August 22, 1935||See List of Members||Election day of the 8th Alberta general election|
|October 5, 1935||William Morrison||Okotoks-High River||Social Credit||Resigned to make room for the Premier.|
|October 8, 1935||Clarence Tade||Athabasca||Social Credit||Resigned to make room for a cabinet minister.|
|November 4, 1935||William Aberhart||Okotoks-High River||Social Credit||Acclaimed in a by-election|
|November 4, 1935||Charles Ross||Athabasca||Social Credit||Acclaimed in a by-election|
|March 2, 1936||William Howson||Edmonton||Liberal||Appointed to the Supreme Court of Alberta|
|June 22, 1936||Walter Morrish||Edmonton||Liberal||Elected in a by-election|
|September 7, 1936||Leonidas Giroux||Grouard||Liberal||Died with an undisclosed illness at Mayo Clinic.|
|December 7, 1936||Joseph Tremblay||Grouard||Liberal||Elected in a by-election|
|May 1, 1937||William Chant||Camrose||Independent||Forced out of Ministerial position by Order in Council.|
|1937||George Van Allen||Edmonton||Liberal||Died|
|August 9, 1937||John Hugill||Calgary||Independent||Resigned as Attorney General and sits as an Independent|
|October 7, 1937||Edward Gray||Edmonton||Liberal||Elected in a by-election|
|September 2, 1937||Hans Wight||Lethbridge||Social Credit||Resigned seat to accept private sector job.|
|December 2, 1937||Peter Campbell||Lethbridge||Unity||Elected in a by-election|
|1938||Charles Ross||Athabasca||Social Credit||Died|
|< March 1938||Samuel Barnes||Edmonton||Independent Social Credit||Left the Social Credit caucus|
|November 7, 1938||Clarence Tade||Athabasca||Social Credit||Elected in a by-election|
|April 2, 1939||William Hayes||Stony Plain||Social Credit||Died from heart seizure.|
|July 19, 1939||Alban MacLellan||Innisfail||Independent Progressive||Nominated as an Independent Progressive candidate|
|February 5, 1940||Samuel Barnes||Edmonton||Independent Progressive||Picked as President of the Independent Progressives|
|?||Charles Cockroft||Stettler||Independent Progressive||Joined the Independent Progressives|
|?||William Chant||Camrose||Independent Progressive||Joined the Independent Progressives|
- "Morrison Resignation Brings Rift". Vol XXVIII No 255 (The Lethbridge Herald). October 11, 2010. p. 1.
- "Denies Compulsion Used To Oust Social Credit Candidate". Vol XXVIII No 252 (The Lethbridge Herald). October 8, 2010. p. 2.
- "Liberal Leader Now Mr. Justice Howson". Vol XXIX No 252 (The Lethbridge Herald). March 3, 1936. pp. 1–2.
- "L.A. Giroux is Dead; Member For Grouard Seat". Vol XXIX No 228 (The Lethbridge Herald). September 8, 1936. p. 1.
- "Chant Is Ousted By Order In Council". Vol XXX No 119 (The Lethbridge Herald). May 1, 1937. p. 1.
- "Resignation Notice Has Not Been Received". Vol XXX No 223 (The Lethbridge Herald). September 2, 1937. p. 1.
- "Ex-S.C. Member Gets Nomination As Progressive". Vol XXXII No 185 (The Lethbridge Herald). July 20, 1939. p. 14.
- "Barnes President Alta. Independent Progressive Assn.". Vol XXXIII No 47 (The Lethbridge Herald). February 5, 1940. p. 2.
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