James Delamere Lafferty

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James Delamere Lafferty
5th Mayor of Calgary
In office
January 20, 1890 – January 19, 1891
Preceded by Daniel Webster Marsh
Succeeded by James Reilly
Personal details
Born (1849-04-28)April 28, 1849[1]
Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Died July 29, 1920(1920-07-29) (aged 71)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

James Delamere Lafferty (April 28, 1849 – July 29, 1920) was a Canadian doctor and politician. He served one term as the fifth mayor of the town of Calgary, Alberta from January 20, 1890 to January 19, 1891.

Lafferty graduated from Queen's University in 1871. Lafferty first practised medicine in Ontario before moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1881. He then moved on to Calgary in 1885. He acted as the first president of the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons and Chief Surgeon for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

He ran for the Liberal Party in the Alberta riding of the 1887 Canadian federal election, but lost out to Conservative Donald Watson Davis.

He died on July 29, 1920 in Calgary, aged 71.[2]



Preceded by
Daniel Webster Marsh
Mayor of Calgary
Succeeded by
James Reilly