Frederick Clayton Casselman

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Frederick C. Casselman
Member of Parliament
for Edmonton East
In office
Preceded by Orvis A. Kennedy
Succeeded by Cora Taylor Casselman
Personal details
Born (1885-10-02)October 2, 1885
Helmsville, Montana, U.S.
Died March 20, 1941(1941-03-20) (aged 55)
Westmorland County, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal Party of Canada

Lieutenant Frederick Clayton Casselman (October 2, 1885 – March 20, 1941) was a soldier, barrister, teacher, as well as a Canadian municipal and federal level politician.

Military service[edit]

Casselman joined the Canadian Forces in 1916. He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and then the Wiltshire Regiment until 1919.

Political career[edit]

Casselman served a long career as an Edmonton municipal politician, he served as a Public School Trustee from 1928 to 1937. In 1937 he resigned his Trustee seat and ran for Alderman winning a seat. He held his Aldermanic post until he resigned in 1940 to run for the Canadian House of Commons.

Casselman ran in the 1940 Canadian federal election in the Edmonton East as a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada. He defeated incumbent Member of Parliament Orvis A. Kennedy. Casselman died a year into his 1st term in office on March 20, 1941, at age 55. His wife Cora Taylor Casselman won election in his place in the subsequent by-election.

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