Harold McGill

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Dr. Major Harold Wigmore McGill (December 21, 1879 Norwood, Ontario – July 3, 1961 Vancouver, British Columbia)[1] was a provincial level politician and medical doctor from Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the Council of the Northwest Territories.

Early life[edit]

Dr. McGill graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1905.

He served as the physician for the Tsuu T’ina reserve after he came to Calgary in 1910.

Harold went overseas to fight in World War I, and his wife Emma moved to England to serve as a nurse.

Political career[edit]

McGill was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the Conservative Party in the 1930 Alberta general election. He ended up elected to the 6th seat in the Calgary electoral district, in the 10th vote count.

McGill served in the Legislature for just over two years before vacating his seat. He was appointed as Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs in Ottawa.[2] His appointment took effect and he vacated his seat in the Alberta Legislature on October 14, 1932[3]

The post also entitled him to a seat in the Northwest Territories government. He was appointed to the 2nd Council of the Northwest Territories and served as a member until 1947.


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  2. ^ "N. Hindsley takes seat in Calgary". Vol XXXII No. 16. Edmonton Bulletin. January 20, 1933. pp. 1–2. 
  3. ^ "Calgary Doctor Gets Federal Appointment". Vol 58, No. 87. Winnipeg Free Press. December 14, 1932. p. 1. 

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Preceded by
Alexander McGillivray
Robert Parkyn
MLA Calgary #6, AB
Succeeded by
Norman Hindsley