George Johnston (politician)

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Not to be confused with George Johnstone (politician).
George Johnston
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded by Oran McPherson
Succeeded by Nathan Eldon Tanner
Personal details
Born (1884-09-13)September 13, 1884
Wingham, Ontario
Died September 28, 1977(1977-09-28) (aged 93)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party United Farmers

George Norman Johnston[1] (September 13, 1884 – September 28, 1977[2]) was a politician elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the first time in 1921. He served as Speaker of the Alberta Legislature from 1921 to 1936. He was defeated in 1935 when Social Credit swept to power. It was the second time in Alberta's history that a Speaker suffered electoral defeat.


  1. ^ Perry, Footz 2006 pg. 313
  2. ^ Perry, Footz 2006 pg. 313, 320


  • Perry, Sandra E.; Footz, Valerie L. (2006). A Higher Duty : Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1888-2005. Edmonton, Alberta: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6. 

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
William Wallace Wilson
MLA Coronation
Succeeded by
George MacLachlan
Preceded by
Oran McPherson
Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
Nathan Eldon Tanner