David Warnock

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Dr. David Warnock OBE (April 11, 1865 in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland – August 23, 1932) was a politician and veterinarian from Alberta, Canada. He was educated at the Hamilton Academy, Lanarkshire, Scotland and at the West of Scotland Technical College (eventually becoming in 1964 the University of Strathclyde), graduating MRCVS. In 1889 he emigrated to the North West Territories, Canada.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dr. Warnock served as the first president of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association from 1906 - 1916.[2]

Political career[edit]

Warnock was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the Pincher Creek electoral district in the 1909 Alberta general election. He won the a very tight race by less than 100 votes. Less than a year later he resigned his seat and took the opportunity to run in the 1911 Canadian federal election.

In that federal election he ran in the Macleod district defeating incumbent Member of Parliament John Herron. He served one full term in the Canadian House of Commons and did not run again.

Dr. Warnock was invested O.B.E. in June 1918 and in 1919 was appointed Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Government of British Columbia, a position he held 'till a few weeks before his death.[3]


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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
John Plummer Marcellus
MLA Pincher Creek
Succeeded by
John Kemmis
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
John Herron
Member of Parliament Macleod
Succeeded by
Hugh Murray Shaw