Edmonton municipal election, 1944
The 1944 municipal election was held November 1, 1944 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on the public school board (Adrian Crowe, Francis Killeen, and James O'Hara were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board). This was the first election to be held on the first Wednesday of November rather than the second Wednesday, as had previously been the rule.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: James McCrie Douglas, Harry Ainlay, Winslow Hamilton, Charles Gariepy, and Melvin Downey were all elected to two-year terms in 1943 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Albert Ottewell, Bertram Robertson, Frank Newson, and Roy Sutherland had been elected to two-year terms in 1943 and were still in office. The same was true of the separate board, where William Wilde, Joseph Gallant, Thomas Malone, and J O Pilon were continuing.
There were 9948 ballots cast out of 661033 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 16.4%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Independent||John Wesley Fry||7,017||71.12%|
|Citizens' Committee||Sidney Bowcott||6,597|
|Citizens' Committee||Athelstan Bissett||6,317|
|Citizens' Committee||Sidney Parsons||6,094|
|Citizens' Committee||James Ogilvie||5,916|
|Citizens' Committee||Frederick John Mitchell||5,532|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||Margaret Thompson||2,311|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||Edith Rogers||2,298|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||Alfred Gregory||2,273|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||Howard Smith||2,015|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||Robert Haskins||1,944|
Public school trustees
|Citizens' Committee||Izena Ross||5,593|
|Citizens' Committee||George Cormie||5,255|
|Citizens' Committee||Alex Gemeroy||5,143|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||Mary Butterworth||3,371|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||William Thornton||2,994|
|Co-operative Commonwealth Federation||Archibald Richardson||2,888|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Adrian Crowe, Francis Killeen, and James O'Hara were acclaimed.