Dick Fowler (politician)

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Richard Fowler
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for St. Albert
In office
Preceded byBryan Strong
Succeeded byLen Bracko
Personal details
Born(1932-04-12)April 12, 1932
Edson, Alberta
DiedJuly 8, 2012(2012-07-08) (aged 80)
Alberta, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative Association of Alberta

Richard S. "Dick" Fowler (April 12, 1932 – July 8, 2012) was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Minister of the Crown in the Government of Alberta, mayor of St. Albert, Alberta, and Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Fowler was first elected mayor of St. Albert in 1965, and served a single term. He did not seek re-election in 1968. He returned to office in 1980 by acclamation to replace the retiring Ronald Harvey. He was acclaimed again in 1983 and re-elected in 1986 with nearly seventy percent of the vote. He resigned in 1989, months before the end of his third term, to run as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1989 provincial election in St. Albert.

Incumbent New Democrat Bryan Strong was not seeking re-election, and Fowler defeated his closest challenger, Liberal Len Bracko, by more than two thousand votes. He was appointed Solicitor General by Premier Don Getty and served as such until February 1992, when Getty appointed him to the portfolios of Municipal Affairs and Native Affairs. When Ralph Klein became Premier in December 1992, Fowler was named Minister of Justice and Attorney General. He was defeated by Bracko in the 1993 election.

Fowler also served as justice of the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Richard S. Fowler Junior High School in St. Albert is named in his honour. Fowler died in 2012 after many years of ill health.[1][2]


  1. ^ Ibrahim, Mariam (2012-07-08). "Fowler left his leadership mark as MLA, St. Albert mayor". Edmontonjournal.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "A former Justice minister and Mayor of St. Albert has died". iNews880.com. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-09.[permanent dead link]

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
Bryan Strong
MLA St. Albert
Succeeded by
Len Bracko
Political offices
Preceded by
William Veness
Mayor of St. Albert
Succeeded by
Ray Gibbon
Preceded by
Ronald Harvey
Mayor of St. Albert
Succeeded by
Ray Gibbon