Austin Claypool

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Austin Bingley Claypool
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 18, 1921 – August 22, 1935
Preceded byHenry Atkins
Succeeded byEdward Foster
ConstituencyDidsbury
Personal details
BornApril 13, 1887
Muncie, Indiana, U.S.[1]
DiedJune 4, 1956(1956-06-04) (aged 69)
near Muncie, Indiana
Political partyUnited Farmers
Other political
affiliations
Liberal
Occupationpolitician

Austin Bingley Claypool (April 13, 1887 – June 4, 1956) 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]

Claypool ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1921 Alberta general election. He ran as a United Farmers candidate in the electoral district of Didsbury. Claypool defeated Liberal candidate George Webber with a comfortable majority to win the two-way race.[2]

Claypool ran for a second term in the 1926 Alberta general election. The race was contested by three candidates. Claypool won a large majority despite losing some of his popular vote from 1921.[3]

The 1930 Alberta general election would see Claypool stand for his third term. He ran in a two-way race against Independent W.A. Austin and beat him by less than 300 votes to hold his seat.[4]

Claypool ran for a fourth term in the 1935 Alberta general election but was defeated in the four-way race finishing a distant second place to Social Credit candidate Edward Foster.[5]

Claypool made a bid to run for a seat to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1940 federal election. He ran in a five-way race as a Liberal candidate but was defeated finishing a close second to incumbent Charles Johnston.[6]

Claypool died in an automobile crash near his hometown of Muncie, Indiana in 1956.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1929). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P. G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Didsbury Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  3. ^ "Didsbury Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  4. ^ "Didsbury Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  5. ^ "Didsbury Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
  6. ^ "Bow River Election Results". Parliament of Canada. March 26, 1940. Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  7. ^ "Dies in Crash". The Calgary Herald. June 5, 1956. p. 15.

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