John Buckley (politician)

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John Charles Buckley
John C. Buckley - (ca. 1921-ca.1930) (16661086107).jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 18, 1921 – August 22, 1935
Preceded by Fred Davis
Succeeded by Isaac McCune
Constituency Gleichen
Personal details
Born November 26, 1863
Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland
Died January 27, 1942(1942-01-27) (aged 78)
Gleichen, Alberta, Canada
Political party United Farmers
Occupation politician

John Charles Buckley was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1921 to 1935 sitting with the United Farmers caucus in government.

Political career[edit]

Buckley ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1921 Alberta general election as a United Farmers candidate in the electoral district of Gleichen. He defeated Liberal candidate H. Scott with a comfortable majority to pick up the open seat for his party.[1]

Buckley ran for a second term in the 1926 Alberta general election. He increased his popular vote slightly easily winning the three-way race.[2]

The 1930 Alberta general election would see Buckley defend his seat in a hotly contested battle against Independent candidate H.S.B. Chamberlain. He managed to hold his vote share and win his third term in office.[3]

Buckley ran for a fourth term in office in the 1935 Alberta general election and finished a distant second place out of four candidates losing to Social Credit candidate Isaac McCune.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gleichen Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gleichen Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gleichen Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gleichen Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 

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