Hugh Allen (politician)

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Hugh Wright Allen
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 28, 1926 – June 19, 1930
Preceded byHerbert Greenfield
Succeeded byWilliam Bailey
ConstituencyPeace River
In office
June 19, 1930 – August 22, 1935
Preceded byNew District
Succeeded byWilliam Sharpe
ConstituencyGrande Prairie
Minister of Municipal Affairs
In office
July 10, 1934 – September 3, 1935
Preceded byRichard Reid
Succeeded byCharles Cockroft
Minister of Lands and Mines
In office
July 10, 1934 – September 3, 1935
Preceded byRichard Reid
Succeeded byCharles Ross
Personal details
Born(1889-04-30)April 30, 1889
Stella, Ontario[1]
DiedMarch 2, 1972(1972-03-02) (aged 82)
Political partyUnited Farmers
Occupationpolitician

Hugh Wright Allen (April 30, 1889 – March 2, 1972) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1926 to 1935 sitting with the United Farmers of Alberta caucus. During his time in office he served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Premier's John Brownlee and Richard Reid.

Political career[edit]

Allen ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1926 Alberta general election. He ran as the United Farmers candidate in the Peace River provincial electoral district winning on the first count. Allen defeated two other candidates and took 54% of the popular vote to hold the seat for his party.[2]

Due to boundary redistribution in the 1930 Alberta general election. The city of Grande Prairie got its own electoral district. Allen ran for re-election in the new Grande Prairie provincial electoral district. Allen was acclaimed.[3]

On July 10, 1934 Premier Richard Reid appointed Allen to the Executive Council of Alberta. He was appointed to two cabinet portfolios the first as the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the second as the Minister of Lands and Mines.[4]

Allen ran for a third term in office in the 1935 Alberta general election. The election was hotly contested and turned out to be the closest race in the province. Allen was defeated by Social Credit candidate William Sharpe on the final count.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Peace River Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Grande Prairie Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  4. ^ The Alberta Gazette. Vol. 30 No. 13. Government of Alberta. July 14, 1934. pp. 491–492.
  5. ^ "Grande Prairie Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010.

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