George E. Bell

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George E. Bell
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 8, 1944 – June 17, 1963
Preceded by Donald McKinnon
Succeeded by District Abolished
Constituency Gleichen
Personal details
Born (1883-11-21)November 21, 1883
Died November 16, 1970(1970-11-16) (aged 86)
Political party Social Credit
Occupation politician

George Ernest Bell (November 21, 1883 – November 16, 1970) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1944 to 1963 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government.

Political career[edit]

Bell ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature as a Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Gleichen for the 1944 Alberta general election. He ran in a hotly contested three way race defeating incumbent Donald McKinnon taking just over half the popular vote.[1]

Bell ran for a second term in the 1948 Alberta general election. He ran in a two way race against Independent candidate Jonathan Wheatley easily defeating him with a near landslide majority to return to office.[2]

The 1952 Alberta general election would see Bell run for his third term in office. He ran for re-election in a three way and despite losing some of his popular vote managed to win easily.[3]

Bell ran for a fourth term in office in the 1955 Alberta general election. He ran in a hotly contested two way race against Liberal candidate Carman Ellis. Bell held his seat defeating Ellis by 128 votes.[4]

Ellis would challenge Bell for the second time in the 1959 Alberta general election. This time Bell would win a landslide majority to earn his fifth term while Ellis finished a distant third place in the three way race.[5]

Bell retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the Assembly in 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gleichen results 1944". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gleichen results 1948". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gleichen results 1952". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gleichen results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gleichen results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2010. 

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