Edward Michener

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The Honourable
Edward Michener
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Senator for Alberta
In office
1918–1947
Appointed by Robert Borden
Personal details
Born (1869-08-18)August 18, 1869
Tintern, Ontario
Died June 16, 1947(1947-06-16) (aged 77)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Children Roland Michener

Edward Michener (August 18, 1869 – June 16, 1947) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He was born in Tintern, Ontario.

Edward was acclaimed as Mayor of Red Deer, Alberta. In the 1904 Mayoral race, he held that position for 2 terms until 1906.

Edward was elected as an Independent in the 1909 Alberta election. In 1910 after Richard Bennett resigned to run for the Canadian House of Commons, he crossed the floor to join the Conservatives. He became Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta and leader of the Alberta Conservative party.

Conservative PM Borden appointed Michener to the Canadian Senate in 1918.

His son Roland Michener served as Governor General of Canada.

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
John T. Moore
MLA Red Deer
1909–1918
Succeeded by
John Gaetz
Preceded by
Richard Bennett
Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta
1910–1917
Succeeded by
George Hoadley