Albert Ewing

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Albert Freeman Ewing
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 25, 1913 – June 7, 1917
Preceded by Charles Cross and John McDougall
Constituency Edmonton
In office
June 7, 1917 – July 18, 1921
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by Andrew McLennan, John Bowen, Nellie McClung, John Boyle and Jeremiah Heffernan
Constituency West Edmonton
Personal details
Born June 29, 1871
Elora, Ontario[1]
Died October 26, 1946(1946-10-26) (aged 75)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Occupation politician and judge

Albert Freeman Ewing (June 29, 1871 – August 26, 1946) was a provincial politician and judge from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1913 to 1921 sitting with the Conservative caucus in opposition. After his political career he was appointed as a judge to the Supreme Court of Alberta.

Political career[edit]

Ewing ran a seat to the Alberta Legislature as a Conservative candidate in the 1909 Alberta general election. He ran for office in the Edmonton electoral district. Ewing would be defeated finishing in third place out of four candidates in the block vote that elected Liberals Charles Cross and John McDougall.[2]

Ewing would run in his second attempt to gain a seat in the provincial legislature in a by-election held on May 27, 1912. He finished a close second in a very tight four way race losing to William Henry.[3]

A year later Ewing ran in his third attempt at provincial office in the 1913 Alberta general election. He would be elected to the second seat in the block vote by a very slim margin over Alexander MacKay.[4]

The 1917 boundary redistribution saw the Edmonton electoral district would be divided up into three single member constituencies. Ewing would run in the district of West Edmonton. He faced incumbent William Henry in a two way race in the 1917 general election. Ewing would defeat Henry with a solid majority to win his second term in office and pickup the new district of his party.[5]

Edmonton would again be re-constituted into a single riding in the 1921 Alberta general election Ewing would attempt to win his seat under the new Block vote system. He would finish seventh in the field of 26 candidates and be defeated.[6]

Judicial career[edit]

Ewing was appointed to the Supreme Court of Alberta. He headed a famous commission known as the Ewing Commission from December 12, 1934 to 1936 to look at issues affecting the Métis population including land claims, hunting rights and treaty status.[7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Edmonton results 1909". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "By-elections 1905-1973". Elections Alberta. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton results 1913". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "West Edmonton results 1917". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton results 1921". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ewing Commission". Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 

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