Archibald J. McArthur

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Archibald John "A.J." McArthur (1857 in Iona, Scotland – 1911 in Calgary, Alberta) was a Canadian politician.

Early life[edit]

Archibald moved to Calgary in 1887. He was active in the community, founding the Calgary neighborhood of Crescent Heights. He served on the YMCA board of directors in Calgary, and became Deacon of the First Baptist Church.

Archibald used his community involvement to help win a bitter by-election for the Alberta Liberal Party on October 3, 1910 against well known incumbent and Calgary rancher Ezra Riley. McArthur died a year later in 1911 vacating his seat in the Alberta Legislature. His brother John Peter McArthur ran for the Liberals in Archibald's place, and faced Ezra Riley's brother Harold Riley in the brothers by-election.

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
Ezra Riley
MLA Gleichen
Succeeded by
Harold Riley