Edmonton municipal election, 1921

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The 1921 municipal election was held December 12, 1921 to elect a mayor and seven aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board. F A French, Paul Jenvrin, Thomas Magee, and Joseph Henri Picard were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but three of the positions were already filled: Joseph Adair, James Collisson, and Valentine Richards were all elected to two-year terms in 1920 and were still in office. William Campbell McArthur had also been elected to a two-year term, but had resigned in order to run for mayor. Andrew McLennan had also been elected to a two-year term only to resign. In order to fill these vacancies, Izena Ross and Kenneth Alexander Blatchford were elected to one-year terms.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: W H Alexander, E T Bishop, and William Rea had all been elected to two-year terms in 1920 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where J Cormack, J J Murray, and Joseph Gariépy were continuing.

The 1921 election was the first in which a woman - Izena Ross - was elected to city council.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 10943 ballots cast out of 33256 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 32.8%.

Results[edit]

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
     Citizens' League David Duggan 7,011 66.87%
Independent William Campbell McArthur 3,227 30.78%
Independent Albert Stimmel 246 2.35%

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Citizens' League Charles Weaver 5,814
     Dominion Labour Party James East 4,968
     Citizens' League Thomas Malone 4,685
     Citizens' League Ambrose Bury 4,673
     Citizens' League Kenneth Alexander Blatchford 4,277
     Citizens' League Izena Ross 3,341
     Citizens' League Bickerton Pratt 3,256
Independent Lyman Theophilus Barclay 3,119
     Dominion Labour Party James Findlay 3,112
     Dominion Labour Party E. E. Hyde 2,991
Independent Archie Rendell 2,562
Independent A. Boileau 2,322
Independent S. D. Walker 1,585
     Independent Labour Party George L. Ritchie 1,501
     Citizens' League L. T. Murray 1,486
Independent Mrs. A. S. Taylor 1,324
     Independent Labour Party Mary Cantin 1,095
     Independent Labour Party J. E. White 982
Independent Hyman King 936

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Dominion Labour Party Samuel Barnes 4,652
     Citizens' League Ralph Bellamy 4,512
     Dominion Labour Party Frank Scott 4,381
     Citizens' League Alex C. Grant 4,172
     Dominion Labour Party Frank Crang 3,951
     Citizens' League Oscar F. Strong 3,810
     Citizens' League W. H. Speer 3,523
     Dominion Labour Party Raymond C. Ghostley 3,215

(Frank Crang was elected over Alex C. Grant despite his lower number of votes by reason of there needing to be one candidate elected from the south side of the North Saskatchewan River.)

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

F A French, Paul Jenvrin, Thomas Magee, and Joseph Henri Picard were acclaimed.

References[edit]

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections