William Patterson (politician)

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William Patterson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 18, 1959 – May 23, 1967
Preceded by John Mills
Succeeded by Hugh Horner
Constituency Lac Ste. Anne
Personal details
Born (1908-12-11)December 11, 1908
Died February 13, 1996(1996-02-13) (aged 87)[1]
Political party Social Credit
Occupation politician

William Patterson (December 11, 1908 – February 13, 1996) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1959 to 1967 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government.

Political career[edit]

Patterson ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the electoral district of Lac Ste. Anne as a Social Credit candidate in the 1959 Alberta general election. He defeated incumbent Liberal MLA John Mills and two other candidates by a wide margin to pick up the district for his party and win his first term in office.[2]

Patterson ran for a second term in office in the 1963 Alberta general election. He won a larger popular vote easily defeating two other candidates to return to office.[3]

Patterson ran for a third term in office in the 1967 Alberta general election. He would be defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Hugh Horner finishing second in the four way race.[4]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Lac Ste. Anne results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lac Ste. Anne results 1963". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lac Ste. Anne results 1967". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 

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