John Herron (Alberta politician)

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John Herron
John Herron.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Alberta (Provisional District)
In office
Preceded by Frank Oliver
Succeeded by District Abolished
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Macleod
In office
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by David Warnock
Personal details
Born (1853-11-15)November 15, 1853
Ashton, Canada West
Died August 20, 1936(1936-08-20) (aged 82)
Political party Liberal-Conservative

John Herron (November 15, 1853 – August 20, 1936) was a politician from Western Canada.

Political career[edit]

Born in Ashton, Carleton County, Canada West, Herron was first elected to the Alberta (Provisional District) in the 1904 Canadian federal election in a hotly contested election defeating Malcolm McKenzie by less than 100 votes.

Herron would run in the new Macleod electoral district after the creation of the province of Alberta in the 1908 Canadian federal election. He retained his seat in parliament to win a second term.

In the 1911 Canadian federal election he was defeated by David Warnock from the Liberal Party of Canada.

Herron tried to regain his seat again in 1925 Canadian federal election. He ran in a hotly contested three way race against George Coote and former Alberta MLA Thomas Milnes. Herron finished a very close second behind Coote.[1]

A year later when Parliament was dissolved Herron tried again to regain a seat in the 1926 federal election. but was once again defeated.


  1. ^ "Macleod Election Results". Parliament of Canada. October 29, 1925. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 

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