John Russell Love

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John Russell Love
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 18, 1921 – August 22, 1935
Preceded by George Hudson
Succeeded by William Masson
Constituency Wainwright
Provincial Treasurer
In office
July 10, 1934 – September 3, 1935
Premier Richard Reid
Preceded by Richard Reid
Succeeded by Charles Cockroft
Personal details
Born (1895-01-09)January 9, 1895
Toronto, Ontario[1]
Died February 9, 1981(1981-02-09) (aged 86)
Political party United Farmers
Occupation politician

John Russell Love (January 9, 1895 – February 9, 1981) 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. During his time in office Love served as a cabinet Minister in the government of Richard Reid from 1934 to 1935.

Political career[edit]

Love ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1921 Alberta general election as a candidate under the United Farmers banner. He won a landslide in the three way race defeating incumbent George Hudson to pick up the seat for his party.[2]

Love ran for a second term in office in the 1926 Alberta general election. He faced Hudson for the second election in a two way battle. Despite losing some popular vote to Hudson who managed to make a solid challenge Love still rolled up a comfortable majority to hold his seat.[3]

Love ran for a third term in the 1930 Alberta general election. He faced a closely contested three way race. Love hung on to win in the second vote count over Independent candidate E.A. Pitman.[4]

Premier Richard Reid who took over in 1934 appointed Love to his cabinet. On July 10, 1934 Love became Provincial Treasurer. Love decided to change districts when he ran for re-election in the 1935 Alberta general election. He faced a hotly contested five way race in the electoral district of Sturgeon. Love finished a distant third on the first count and was eliminated in transfers. He was defeated by Social Credit candidate James Popil.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, Pierre G.; Normandin, A. Léopold (1 January 1929). "Guide Parlementaire Canadien". P. G. Normandin – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Wainwright Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Wainwright Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Wainwright Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sturgeon Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 

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