Eric Musgreave

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Eric Charles Musgreave
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1975–1989
Preceded by Calvin Lee
Succeeded by Yolande Gagnon
Constituency Calgary-McKnight
Personal details
Born July 21, 1921
Condor, Alberta
Died June 16, 2000(2000-06-16) (aged 78)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative

Eric Charles Musgreave (July 21, 1921 – June 16, 2000) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1975 to 1989 sitting with the governing Progressive Conservative caucus.

Political career[edit]

Musgreave ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1967 Alberta general election. He was defeated by Social Credit incumbent Lee Leavitt.[1] He would make another attempt to win a seat in the 1975 Alberta general election this time in the electoral district of Calgary-McKnight. Musgreave was successful as he defeated future MLA Ray Martin and two other candidates with a landslide victory.[2]

Musgreave was returned for a second term in the 1979 Alberta general election.[3] His popular support dropped slightly but he still won the electoral district convincingly. His largest victory came in the 1982 Alberta general election when he was returned for a third term. He defeated four other candidates and won the district with 10,000 votes over his second place competitor Eileen Nesbitt of the New Democrats.[4]

The 1986 general election would see Musgreave's popularity plummet and his popular vote drop by almost two thirds. He still won the three way race by doubling second place Sandra Botting from the New Democrats vote.[5] Musgreave would retire from provincial politics at the dissolution of the assembly in 1989. He died of a stroke in 2000.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Queens Park results 1967". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Calgary-McKnight results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Calgary-McKnight results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Calgary-McKnight results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Calgary-McKnight results 1986". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  6. ^ `He always tried to do right': Former MLA Eric Musgreave dies after stroke: [Final Edition] Thompson, Wendy-Anne. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 17 June 2000: B5.

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