John Albert Sheppard

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John Albert Sheppard

John Albert Sheppard (September 1, 1875 – 1947) was an educator, farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada. He represented Moose Jaw County in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1905 to 1916 as a Liberal.

He was born in Mount Forest, Ontario in 1875,[1] the son of John Sheppard and Margaret Reid, and was educated in Mount Forest and at the normal school in Toronto. Sheppard taught school in Ontario and in the Moose Jaw district. In 1896, he married Florence Herring.[1] Sheppard was speaker for the Saskatchewan assembly from 1912 to 1916.[2] He was defeated by John Edwin Chisholm in a 1916 by-election[3] requested by Sheppard to "give him the opportunity of vindicating his character by an appeal to the people".[4] Sheppard was reacting to the findings of a Royal Commission which found him guilty on two charges of receiving money in return for liquor licenses.[5] He died in 1947.[6]


  1. ^ a b Chambers, E J (1912). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1912.
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Speakers of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  3. ^ "Historical Provincial Vote Summary". Elections Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  4. ^ "Writs Issued For Bye-election At Moose Jaw". Phoenix. Saskatoon. November 13, 1916. p. 2. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  5. ^ "J.A. Sheppard Vacates Seat in Legislature". Morning Leader. Regina. October 19, 1916. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
  6. ^ "Saskatchewan Members of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-20.