Alan Joseph Adamson

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Alan Joseph Adamson
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Humboldt
In office
Preceded by The electoral district was created in 1903.
Succeeded by David Bradley Neely
Personal details
Born (1857-08-01)August 1, 1857
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland
Died April 4, 1928(1928-04-04) (aged 70)
Political party Liberal
Occupation Banker

Alan Joseph Adamson (August 1, 1857 – April 4, 1928) was a Canadian politician.[1]

Born in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland, the son of John Evans Adamson and Harietta Bell, he was educated in Dublin[2] and came to western Canada in 1873.[3] He married Julia Turriff, who was the sister of John Gillanders Turriff, in 1882. In 1883, Adamson moved to Winnipeg and became involved in the grain trade. In 1899, he went to Rosthern, Saskatchewan, where he established the Canadian Territories Corporation, which became one of the largest land agencies in western Canada and also operated as a private bank; Adamson served as its president and manager. He was also a director of the Northern Bank and of the Saskatchewan Valley and Manitoba Land Company[2] and president of the Western Trust Company.[3] Adamson was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal candidate for the riding of Humboldt in the 1904 federal election. He did not stand for re-election in the 1908 election.[1]


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  2. ^ a b Charlesworth, Hector W (1919). A cyclopædia of Canadian biography : brief biographies of persons distinguished ... pp. 124–5. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  3. ^ a b Who's who in western Canada. Canadian Press Association. 1911. p. 90. Retrieved 2009-08-27.