James A. Smith (politician)
|James A. Smith|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Battle River—Camrose
|Preceded by||Robert Fair|
|Succeeded by||Clifford Smallwood|
James Alexander Smith|
August 22, 1911
Bawlf, Alberta, Canada
March 29, 1993 (aged 81)|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Political party||Social Credit Party of Canada|
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.
He married Margaret Bowen on July 2, 1936 at Wainwright, Alberta. He died in Edmonton in 1993.
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