James Kinney

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James A. Kinney
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Alderman on the Edmonton City Council
In office
December 8, 1913 – December 13, 1915
In office
December 11, 1916 – 1920
Personal details
BornDecember 10, 1869
Ontario, Canada
DiedJune 10, 1941(1941-06-10) (aged 71)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Olive I. Kinney
ProfessionCarpenter, Labour leader

James Andrew Kinney (December 10, 1869 – June 10, 1941) was a politician in Alberta, Canada and the first Labour member of the Edmonton City Council.

Kinney was born in Ontario in 1869. He served as the first president of the Edmonton Trades and Labour Council in 1906,[1] and was one of the first secretaries of the Edmonton Lodge of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in 1913, in which he served "many years", and at one time, being western Canada's representative for the International Carpenters' Union.[1] He served as member of the Alberta Workmens' Compensation Board from 1918 to 1935, and was president of the Alberta Labour Federation in 1920.[1]

Kinney died at his Edmonton home in 1941 following a brief illness. His remains were cremated.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "James A. Kinney Passes in City". Edmonton Bulletin. June 11, 1941. p. 9.