James Lawrence Owens
|James Lawrence Owens|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
June 29, 1955 – September 28, 1960
|Preceded by||Howard Hammell|
|Succeeded by||Robert Clark|
|Born||December 30, 1899
|Died||September 27, 1960
|Political party||Social Credit|
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.
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.
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.
Owens died of a heart attack on September 28, 1960.
- "Didsbury Official Results 1955 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Didsbury Official Results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Illness Proves Fatal to Mrs. Gladys Robinson". Vol LIII No 262. The Lethbridge Herald. October 21, 1960. p. 1.