Harry Leinweber

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Harry C. Leinweber
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
January 19, 1961 – 1971
Preceded byElizabeth Robinson
Succeeded byWilliam Wyse
ConstituencyMedicine Hat
Personal details
BornJanuary 6, 1907
Saratov, Russian Empire[1]
DiedMarch 19, 1992(1992-03-19) (aged 85)
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Political partySocial Credit
OccupationInsurance Underwriter

Harry C. Leinweber (January 6, 1907 – March 19, 1992) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1961 to 1971 as a member of the Social Credit Party.

Political career[edit]

Leinweber served as a municipal Alderman for the city of Medicine Hat from 1944 to 1950. He ran for mayor twice but was unsuccessful.

Leinweber first ran for a seat to the Alberta legislature in a by-election held on January 19, 1961 in the electoral district of Medicine Hat. He defeated three other candidates with just under half the popular vote to hold the district for Social Credit.[2]

In the 1963 general election Leinweber was re-elected with over 51% of the popular vote over three other candidates.[3]

In the 1967 general election Leinweber won the district with just 40% of the popular vote over future MLA Jim Horsman.[4] He retired from the Legislature at dissolution in 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide parlementaire canadien". google.com. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Gas City Seat To Socreds in By-election". The Lethbridge Daily Herald. January 20, 1961. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Medicine Hat Official Results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "Medicine Hat Official Results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010.

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