William George Baker

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William George Baker (January 16, 1885[1] – April 9, 1960[2]) was a railway conductor and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Moose Jaw City in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1921 to 1929 as a Labour and then Liberal-Labour member and then from 1938 to 1944 as a Liberal.

He was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, the son of Wesley Baker and Mary McTavish, and was educated there. In 1912, Baker married Pearl Green. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a conductor. Baker ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1917 and in a 1918 by-election before being elected in 1921.[1] He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1929, 1934 and 1944.[3]

Electoral results (partial)[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Moose Jaw City
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Labour–Liberal William George Baker 4,704 32.83% Green tickY
Liberal William Erskine Knowles 4,095 28.58% Green tickY
Conservative James Pascoe 2,809 19.60%
Conservative Netson Ross Craig 2,722 18.99%
Total 14,330 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Moose Jaw City
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal William Gladstone Ross 4,928 25.55% Green tickY
Liberal John Houston Laird 4,403 22.83% Green tickY
Conservative John Alexander Merkley 2,440 12.65%
Conservative James W. Hawthorne 2,319 12.02%
Farmer–Labour Waldo D. Summers 2,013 10.44%
Farmer–Labour Hugh Gordon 1,765 9.15%
Labour William George Baker 1,420 7.36%
Total 19,288 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Normandin, A L (1926). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ Quiring, Brett (2004). Saskatchewan politicians: lives past and present. Canadian Plains Research Center Press. pp. 10–11. ISBN 0889771650. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Election Results By Electoral Division" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-27.