Archibald J. McArthur

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Archibald J. McArthur
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded byEzra Riley
Succeeded byHarold Riley
Personal details
Born(1857-02-21)February 21, 1857
Iona, Scotland
DiedJune 5, 1911(1911-06-05) (aged 54)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Katherine McConnel

Archibald John "A.J." McArthur (February 21, 1857 – June 5, 1911) 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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