6th Saskatchewan Legislature

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The 6th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan was elected in the Saskatchewan general election held in June 1925. The assembly sat from December 3, 1925, to May 11, 1929.[1] The Liberal Party led by Charles Avery Dunning formed the government. After Dunning entered federal politics in 1926, James Garfield Gardiner became Liberal party leader and Premier.[2] Charles Tran, the leader of the Progressive Party, and James Thomas Milton Anderson, the leader of the Conservative Party, shared the role of opposition leader in the assembly.[3]

Walter George Robinson served as speaker for the assembly.[4]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1925:[5]

Electoral district Member Party
  Arm River George Adam Scott Liberal
  Bengough Thomas Evan Gamble Liberal
  Biggar Robert Pelham Hassard Liberal
  Cannington Albert Edward Steele Liberal
  Canora Joseph Albert McClure Progressive
  Cumberland[nb 1] Deakin Alexander Hall Liberal
  Cut Knife William Hamilton Dodds Liberal
  Cypress Henry Theodore Halvorson Liberal
  Elrose Wilbert Hagarty Liberal
     Estevan James Forbes Creighton Independent
  Francis Walter George Robinson Liberal
  Gravelbourg Benjamin Franklin McGregor Liberal
  Hanley Reginald Stipe Progressive
  Happyland John Joseph Keelan Liberal
  Humboldt Henry Mathies Therres Independent Liberal
  Île-à-la-Crosse[nb 1] Joseph Octave Nolin Liberal
  Jack Fish Lake Donald M. Finlayson Liberal
  Kerrobert John Albert Dowd Liberal
  Kindersley Ebenezer Samuel Whatley Progressive
  Kinistino Charles McIntosh Liberal
  Last Mountain Samuel John Latta Liberal
  Lloydminster Robert James Gordon Liberal
  Lumsden Hugh Kerr Miller Liberal
  Maple Creek Peter Lawrence Hyde Liberal
  Melfort Olin Drake Hill Liberal
  Milestone Frederick Birthall Lewis Liberal
  Moose Jaw City William George Baker Labour-Liberal
  William Erskine Knowles Liberal
  Moose Jaw County Charles Avery Dunning Liberal
     Moosomin John Louis Salkeld Independent
  Morse William Paris MacLachlan Liberal
  North Qu'Appelle James Garfield Gardiner Liberal
  Notukeu George Spence Liberal
  Pelly Charles Tran Progressive
  Pheasant Hills James Arthur Smith Liberal
  Pipestone William John Patterson Liberal
  Prince Albert Thomas Clayton Davis Liberal
  Redberry George Cockburn Progressive
  Regina City Donald Alexander McNiven Liberal
  Murdoch Alexander MacPherson Conservative
  Rosetown John Andrew Wilson Liberal
  Rosthern John Michael Uhrich Liberal
  Saltcoats George William Sahlmark Liberal
  Saskatoon City Archibald Peter McNab Liberal
  James Thomas Milton Anderson Conservative
  Saskatoon County Charles Agar Progressive
  Shellbrook Edgar Sidney Clinch Liberal
  Souris Jesse Pichard Tripp Liberal
  South Qu'Appelle Anton Huck Liberal
  Swift Current David John Sykes Liberal
  The Battlefords Allan Demetrius Pickel Liberal
  Thunder Creek Robert Scott Donaldson Liberal
  Tisdale Walter Clutterbuck Buckle Conservative
  Touchwood John Mason Parker Liberal
  Turtleford Archibald B. Gemmell Liberal
  Vonda James Hogan Liberal
  Wadena William Henry McKinnon Liberal
  Weyburn Charles McGill Hamilton Liberal
  Wilkie Robert Erie Nay Liberal
  Willow Bunch Abel James Hindle Liberal
  Wolseley Thomas McAfee Liberal
  Wynyard Wilhelm Hans Paulson Liberal
  Yorkton Thomas Henry Garry Liberal


  1. ^ a b Election was held on July 21, 1925

Party Standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Liberal 50
Progressive 6
     Conservative Party of Saskatchewan 3
     Independent 2
  Independent Liberal-Labour 1
Independent Liberal 1
 Government Majority



By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[5]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Willow Bunch James Albert Cross Liberal August 31, 1925 A Hindle resigned seat to allow Cross to be elected to assembly[6]
Pipestone William John Patterson Liberal March 18, 1926 WJ Patterson ran for reelection after being named to cabinet[7]
Prince Albert Thomas Clayton Davis Liberal March 18, 1926 TC Davis ran for reelection after being named to cabinet[8]
Île-à-la-Crosse A. Jules Marion Liberal April 26, 1926 JO Nolin died in office in December 1925[9]
Moose Jaw County Thomas Waddell Liberal May 25, 1926 CA Dunning ran for federal seat[10]
Notukeu Alexander Lothian Grant Liberal June 1, 1926 G Spence ran for federal seat[11]
Kerrobert Donald Laing Liberal November 9, 1926 JA Dowd resigned seat[12]
Saskatoon City Howard McConnell Conservative January 21, 1927 AP McNab named to local government board[13]
Moose Jaw City William Gladstone Ross Liberal May 17, 1927 WE Knowles named to bench[14]
Morse Duncan Morris Robertson Liberal August 15, 1927 WP MacLachlan died in office[15]
Maple Creek George Spence Liberal December 1, 1927 PL Hyde resigned seat[14]
Arm River Thomas Frederick Waugh Liberal October 25, 1928 GA Scott resigned after being named income tax inspector[16]



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  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Premiers" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Leaders of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Saskatchewan Speakers of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Membership of the Legislatures" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
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  7. ^ "W.J. Patterson fonds". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  8. ^ Quiring, Brett. Davis, Thomas Clayton (1889–1960). University of Regina. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  9. ^ Minnehaha Co-op. Women's Auxiliary (1979). Tales and trails of the following school districts : Blackfoot, Daysville, Lake Russell, Minnehaha, Parkdale, Picnic Lake, 1893-1978. p. 35. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  10. ^ Charles Avery Dunning – Parliament of Canada biography
  11. ^ George Spence – Parliament of Canada biography
  12. ^ Normandin, A L (1926). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  13. ^ Stoffel, Holden. "McNab, Archibald Peter (1864–1945)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  14. ^ a b "Saskatchewan Assembly". Empress Express. January 19, 1928. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  15. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly, Saskatchewan" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  16. ^ Quiring, Brett (2004). Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present. Canadian Plains Research Center Press. p. 207. ISBN 0889771650. Retrieved 2012-04-13.