Anders Aalborg

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Anders Olav Aalborg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 17, 1948 – August 30, 1971
Preceded by Selmer Berg
Succeeded by District abolished
Constituency Alexandra
Minister of Education
In office
September 9, 1952 – July 31, 1964
Premier Ernest Manning
Preceded by Ivan Casey
Succeeded by Randolph McKinnon
Provincial Treasurer
In office
July 29, 1964 – September 10, 1971
Premier Ernest Manning and
Harry Strom
Preceded by Edgar Hinman
Succeeded by Gordon Miniely
Minister of Railways and Telephones
In office
July 13, 1967 – December 11, 1968
Premier Ernest Manning
Preceded by Gordon Taylor
Succeeded by Raymond Reierson
Personal details
Born August 24, 1914
Oxville, Alberta
Died February 13, 2000(2000-02-13) (aged 85)
Surrey, British Columbia
Political party Social Credit
Spouse(s) Catherine May Burn
Children John and Roberta
Occupation teacher and politician

Anders Olav Aalborg (August 24, 1914 – February 13, 2000) was a teacher and a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1948 to 1971 as a member of the Social Credit caucus, and served in the cabinets of Premier Ernest Manning and Harry Strom from 1952 to 1971.

Early life[edit]

Anders Olav Aalborg was born on August 24, 1914 in Oxville, Alberta. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in the area. He took his post secondary education in Edmonton and became a teacher. He taught and served as a principal at various schools in the County of Vermilion River from 1933 to 1952, when he left teaching to assume his duties as a cabinet minister. He married Catherine May Burn in 1939 and had two children.[1] He served as vice-president of the Alberta Teachers' Association from 1945 to 1949.[1]

Political career[edit]

Aalborg first ran for office in the 1945 federal election, as the Social Credit candidate in the riding of The Battlefords; he finished last in a field of four candidates.[2]

In 1948 he ran successfully for the Alberta Legislature in the riding of Alexandra.[3] He ran for re-election in the 1952 Alberta general election and held his seat easily winning the two way race.[4]

After the election Premier Ernest Manning appointed Aalborg to the Executive Council of Alberta as Minister of Education on September 9, 1952.[5] He ran for a third term in office with ministerial advantage in the 1955 Alberta general election. He won the four way race with a large majority to return to office.[6]

Aalborg ran for a fourth term in the 1959 Alberta general election. He slightly increased his popular vote over the last election easily defeating two other candidates to return to office.[7]

Alborg ran for a fifth term in the 1963 Alberta general election. He won the largest popular vote of his political career to easily hold his seat.[8]

After the election on July 30, 1964 Premier Manning shuffled his cabinet. He gave Aalborg the prestigious Provincial Treasurer position.[5] He ran for his sixth term in the 1967 Alberta general election and won the four way race with another large majority.[9]

Premier Manning gave Aalborg the Railways and Telephones portfolio in addition to his Provincial Treasurer portfolio on July 13, 1967. He lost that portfolio a year later when Harry Strom became Premier on December 11, 1968.[5]

Aalborg retired from the legislature at dissolution in 1971.

Late life[edit]

Aalborg died on February 13, 2000 [5] in Surrey, British Columbia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Anders O. Alborg biography". Lloydminster Regional Archives. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Result in The Battlefords, Sask., 1945 general election
  3. ^ "Alexandra Official Results 1948 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alexandra Official Results 1952 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d "2000 Annual Report" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. p. 56. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Alexandra Official Results 1955 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Alexandra Official Results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Alexandra Official Results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Alexandra Official Results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 

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