John Kemmis

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John Kemmis

John Henry William Shore Kemmis (October 1, 1867 – October 13, 1942) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1911 to 1921.

Political career[edit]

Kemmis first ran as for the Alberta Legislature as a Conservative candidate in the 1905 Alberta general election. He finished a very strong third place in the hotly contested four way race.

Kemmis would run again in a by-election on October 31, 1911 this time as the Conservative candidate. He would defeat Liberal candidate J.F. Ross to serve his first term as a member of the official opposition in the Legislative Assembly.

The 1913 Alberta general election would see Kemmis barely re-elected to his second term, He would win the Pincher Creek electoral district by a slim 61 vote plurality.

Kemmis would be returned for a 3rd and final term in office in the 1917 Alberta general election. In that election he defeated two other candidates in another hotly contested 3 way race. Kemmis would serve out his full third term in office and would not run again in 1921.

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
David Warnock
MLA Pincher Creek
1911–1921
Succeeded by
Earle Cook