James A. Smith (politician)

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James A. Smith
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Battle River—Camrose
In office
Preceded by Robert Fair
Succeeded by Clifford Smallwood
Personal details
Born James Alexander Smith
(1911-08-22)August 22, 1911
Bawlf, Alberta, Canada
Died March 29, 1993(1993-03-29) (aged 81)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political party Social Credit Party of Canada
Occupation businessman

James Alexander Smith (August 22, 1911 – March 29, 1993) was a teacher and politician. He was born in Bawlf, Alberta, Canada.

Smith first ran for the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election held in the electoral district of Battle River—Camrose. He defeated former Member of Parliament William Irvine and Liberal candidate Mac Smith by less than 400 votes. He ran for re-election in the 1957 general election and won in a landslide. He was defeated in the 1958 election by Progressive Conservative candidate Clifford Smallwood whom Smith had defeated the year before. Smith faced Smallwood again in the 1962 general election and was again defeated.

Smith ran in the electoral district of Peace River in the 1963 election and was defeated by incumbent Ged Baldwin. He ran against Baldwin again in the 1965 election and was defeated again.

He married Margaret Bowen on July 2, 1936 at Wainwright, Alberta.[1] He died in Edmonton in 1993.


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