Fred Davis (politician)

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Fred Davis
Alfred Thomas Davis MP.png
Davis pictured in The Calgary Daily Herald, September 19, 1925
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary East
In office
1925–1926
Preceded by William Irvine
Succeeded by Herbert Bealey Adshead
Personal details
Born Alfred Thomas Davis
(1868-03-26)March 26, 1868
Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
Died July 24, 1945(1945-07-24) (aged 77)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Margaret J. Davidson (1898–1914; her death)

Alfred Thomas "Fred" Davis (March 26, 1868 – July 24, 1945) was a farmer and a politician on the federal and provincial level in Canada. He was born in 1868 in Mitchell, Ontario to William J. Davis and Tabitha Worth. He married Margaret Davidson in 1898.[1]

Political career[edit]

Davis first began his political career as a municipal councilor in his home town of Mitchell, Ontario. He later became the towns Mayor.

Davis ran for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1917 Alberta general election as a Conservative. He defeated Liberal incumbent John Peter McArthur and former Governor of Kansas John Leedy in a hotly contested election.[2]

Davis served one term in the Alberta Legislature before retiring from provincial politics in 1921.

Davis ran for the Canadian House of Commons in the 1925 Canadian federal election. He defeated incumbent Member of Parliament William Irvine. Davis was defeated a year later by Herbert Adshead in the 1926 Canadian federal election.

He died in Calgary after a long illness in 1945 and was buried in his hometown of Mitchell, Ontario.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Gleichen results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  3. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
John Peter McArthur
MLA Gleichen
1917–1921
Succeeded by
John Buckley
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
William Irvine
Member of Parliament Calgary East
1925–1926
Succeeded by
Herbert Bealey Adshead