James Lawrence Owens

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James Lawrence Owens
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 29, 1955 – September 28, 1960
Preceded by Howard Hammell
Succeeded by Robert Clark
Constituency Didsbury
Personal details
Born December 30, 1899
Nebraska, U.S.[1]
Died September 27, 1960(1960-09-27) (aged 60)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party Social Credit
Occupation politician

James Lawrence Owens (December 30, 1899 – September 27, 1960) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1955 until his death in 1960 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government.

Political career[edit]

Owens ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1955 Alberta general election as a Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Didsbury. He defeated Coalition candidate Ben Brown by a few hundred votes in a hotly contested two way race to win his first term in office.[2]

Owens ran for a second term and was easily re-elected in the 1959 Alberta general election. He won a big plurality in the three way race over Douglas Munn a candidate under the Progressive Conservative banner and a Liberal candidate.[3]

Owens died of a heart attack on September 28, 1960.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Didsbury Official Results 1955 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Didsbury Official Results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Illness Proves Fatal to Mrs. Gladys Robinson". Vol LIII No 262. The Lethbridge Herald. October 21, 1960. p. 1. 

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