|Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|Preceded by||Arthur J. Dixon|
|Succeeded by||David J. Carter|
July 18, 1914|
|Died||April 21, 2013
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
He was born in 1914 in Winnipeg, but grew up in Edmonton and graduated from law from the University of Alberta. Amerongen first ran for Member of the Legislative Assembly in the 1955 Alberta provincial election for the Conservative Party in the Edmonton district. He ended up finishing 18th on the first ballot and was eliminated in transfers.
He ran in the next three provincial general elections in various districts getting defeated each time. He was first elected in the 1971 Alberta provincial election for Edmonton Meadowlark. He became the first speaker for the Progressive Conservatives and held that role and Edmonton Meadowlark until 1986 when he was defeated by future Canadian Senator Grant Mitchell.
Amerongen was the second sitting speaker to be defeated in Alberta but the first sitting speaker to be defeated while his party retained a majority government.
- Perry, Footz (2006) 381
- Gerein, Keith (22 April 2013). "Gerard Amerongen, former Speaker of Alberta legislature, dead at 98". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- Perry, Sandra E.; Footz, Valerie L. (2006). A Higher Duty : Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1888-2005. Edmonton, Alberta: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6.
- Gerard J. Amerongen law firm
- Legislative Assembly of Alberta list of Speakers
- "Speaker's Ruling" by Gerard Amerongen: Canadian Parliamentary Review Vol. 8 No. 4 1985
- B.C. Legislature guest introduction, Gerard J. Amerongen February 3, 1977
- Ontario Legislature Guest introduction June 11, 1985
- Gerard Amerongen decision to recognize Grant Notely opposition leader over Raymond Speaker
|Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
|MLA Edmonton Meadowlark
Arthur J. Dixon
|Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly
David J. Carter