A. Thomas Alsbury

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A. Thomas Alsbury
29th Mayor of Vancouver
In office
Preceded by Frederick Hume
Succeeded by William Rathie
Personal details
Born Albert Thomas Alsbury
1904 (1904)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died 21 July 1990(1990-07-21) (aged 85–86)
Political party Non-Partisan Association
Profession Educator

Albert Thomas Alsbury (1904 – 21 July 1990) was the 29th mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia from 1959 to 1962. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and in 1907 moved to Vancouver. He studied education at the University of British Columbia, where he received a degree.[1] He was later a vice-principal at Grandview High School of Commerce in Vancouver, before the school and himself were relocated to Vancouver Technical Secondary School.[2]

Tom Alsbury defeated Frederick Hume by 11,000 votes to become mayor. He left this office after 1962 and then worked for the University of British Columbia, although by that time his policies led to the loss of support from the Non-Partisan Association.[3]

He formed the senior citizen advocacy group Pensioners for Action Now in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b Canadian Press (23 July 1990). "Ex-Vancouver mayor formed senior's group". The Globe and Mail. p. D11. 
  2. ^ "Grandview High to Be Closed Down". The Vancouver Sun. 7 March 1950. p.15
  3. ^ Mackie, John (30 November 2002). "The mayors of Vancouver". The Vancouver Sun. p. B4. 

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