John Russell Love
|John Russell Love|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
July 18, 1921 – August 22, 1935
|Preceded by||George Hudson|
|Succeeded by||William Masson|
July 10, 1934 – September 3, 1935
|Preceded by||Richard Reid|
|Succeeded by||Charles Cockroft|
January 9, 1895|
|Died||February 9, 1981(aged 86)|
|Political party||United Farmers|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Normandin, Pierre G.; Normandin, A. Léopold (1 January 1929). "Guide Parlementaire Canadien". P. G. Normandin – via Google Books.
- "Wainwright Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Wainwright Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Wainwright Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Sturgeon Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.