Clifford Smallwood

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Clifford Smallwood
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Battle River—Camrose
In office
Preceded by James A. Smith
Succeeded by district abolished
Personal details
Born Clifford Silas Smallwood
(1915-07-28)July 28, 1915
Irma, Alberta
Died November 14, 1979(1979-11-14) (aged 64)
Political party Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Occupation farmer

Clifford Silas Smallwood (July 28, 1915 – November 14, 1979) was a farmer and served as a Canadian federal politician from 1958 to 1968.

Federal politics[edit]

Smallwood first ran as a candidate for the House of Commons of Canada in the 1957 federal election. He was defeated by incumbent Member of Parliament James A. Smith. Parliament was dissolved a year later forcing the 1958 federal election. Smallwood and Smith ran against each other again and Smallwood defeated Smith in a landslide.

Smallwood ran for a second term in the 1962 federal election; he ran against Smith for the third time and defeated him once again in another landslide victory. The minority government fell on a confidence motion a year later forcing the dissolution of parliament and the 1963 federal election. Smallwood increased the size of his majority earning the largest win of his political career. He ran for his final term in office in the 1965 federal election winning another landslide. He retired in 1968 when his electoral district of Battle River—Camrose was abolished.

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