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 politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1944 to 1963 as a member of the Social Credit Party.

Political career[edit]

Bell first ran for a seat in the Alberta Legislature in the 1944 general election, as a Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Gleichen. He defeated incumbent Donald McKinnon with just over half the popular vote.[1]

In the 1948 general election he defeated independent candidate Jonathan Wheatley in a landslide majority.[2]

The 1952 general election saw Bell re-elected in a three-way race.[3]

In the 1955 general election he defeated Liberal candidate Carman Ellis by 128 votes.[4]

Bell faced Ellis again in the 1959 general election and defeated him again in a landslide.[5]

Bell retired from the Assembly at dissolution 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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