Albert Sanders

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Albert Leroy Sanders
Albert Sanders - (ca. 1921 - 1935) (16867362731).jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 18, 1921 – August 22, 1935
Preceded by Edward Prudden
Succeeded by Charles Cockroft
Constituency Stettler
Personal details
Born May 22, 1889
Glenwood, Minnesota
Died March 29, 1957(1957-03-29) (aged 67)
Political party United Farmers
Occupation politician

Albert Leroy Sanders (May 22, 1889 – March 29, 1957) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1921 to 1935 sitting with the United Farmers caucus in government.

Political career[edit]

Sanders ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature as a candidate for the United Farmers in the electoral district of Stettler for the 1921 Alberta general election. He defeated incumbent MLA Edward Prudden with a landslide majority to pick up the seat for his party.[1]

Sanders ran for a second term in the 1926 Alberta general election. He faced a three way battle, and lost a significant portion of his popular vote from the previous election but still took the district with a sizable majority over the other candidates.[2]

Sanders ran for a third term in the 1930 Alberta general election. He continued to lose his vote share and faced a strong challenge from Conservative candidate H.A. Blair who also ran in the previous election. Sanders managed to hang on and win his seat taking just over half the popular vote.[3]

The 1935 Alberta general election would see Sanders run for his fourth term. He would be defeated in a landslide by Social Credit candidate Charles Cockroft finishing a distant third in the four way race.[4]

Sanders died on March 29, 1957.[5] He was buried at Gilbert Cemetery in Clearwater County, Idaho.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stettler Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stettler Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stettler Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Stettler Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Descendants of Thomas Brophey". Ancestry.com. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ Ened Roughton. "Gilbert Cemetery, Clearwater Co., Idaho". USGenWeb. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 

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