James Walker (Alberta politician)

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James Burns Walker
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Alderman on the Edmonton City Council
In office
December 10, 1906 – 1907
Personal details
Born March 23, 1874
Alberton, Ontario
Profession Businessman
Religion Presbyterian

James Burns Walker (born March 23, 1874; died ???) was a politician in Alberta, Canada and a municipal councillor in Edmonton.

Biography[edit]

Walker was born March 23, 1874 in Alberton, Ontario. He worked in the insurance and finance businesses in Hamilton before relocating to Montreal, where he spent seven years as a wholesaler. In April, 1904, he came to Edmonton and worked as an insurance and financial broker.[1] In the 1906 Edmonton election he ran for Edmonton City Council as an alderman. He was elected to a two year term after placing third of twelve candidates. He resigned a year into his term. A by-election held in late December 1907 secured Daniel Fraser as replacement.[2][3]

James Walker was active with the Edmonton Board of Trade (which later became the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce) and the Liberal Party of Canada.[1]

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