Stewart McCrae (politician)

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Stewart Alden McCrae
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded by Len Werry
Succeeded by Janet Koper
Constituency Calgary-Foothills
Minister without Portfolio Responsible for Calgary affairs
In office
March 1975 – March 1979
Minister of Government Services
In office
March 1979 – November 1982
Preceded by Horst Schmid
Succeeded by Pat Nelson
Personal details
Born December 1929 (age 84)
Gladstone, Manitoba[1]
Political party Progressive Conservative

Stewart Alden McCrae (born December 1929) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1973 to 1982 sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus. During his time in office he served a couple different cabinet portfolio's in the Peter Lougheed government.

Early life[edit]

Stewart Alden McCrae was born and raised in Gladstone, Manitoba. He grew up in the province and went to the University of Manitoba to complete his post secondary education, attaining a degree in Law. He articled in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the lawfirm of Tallin & Kristiansen. He moved to Calgary in 1957 and started work as a Division Land Manager for a petroleum company. He had three kids and also served as President of the Brentwood Home and School Association.[2]

Political career[edit]

McCrae ran for election to the Alberta Legislature in a by-election held in the electoral district of Calgary-Foothills. He defeated Social Credit leader Werner Schmidt and three other candidates in a closely contested race to win his seat.[3] He ran for re-election a couple years later in the 1975 Alberta general election doubling his vote and defeating five other candidates in a landslide.[4]

After the provincial election McCrae was appointed to the Executive Council of Alberta by Premier Peter Lougheed. He became a Minister without Portfolio responsible for Calgary affairs. McRae ran for a third term in the 1979 Alberta general election. His popular vote dropped quite a bit from his 1975 result, he still however won a landslide victory.[5]

McCrae became the Minister of Government Services in 1979 and held that portfolio until he retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the assembly in 1982.


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  2. ^ "October 10, 1973". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Legislative Assembly of Alberta): 58-3133. 
  3. ^ "By-elections 1905-1973". Elections Alberta. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-Foothills results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-Foothills results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 23, 2009. 

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