Norman Willmore

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Norman Alfred Willmore
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 8, 1944 – February 2, 1965
Preceded by Angus Morrison
Succeeded by William Switzer
Constituency Edson
Minister of Industries and Labour
In office
November 10, 1953 – August 2, 1955
Premier Ernest Manning
Preceded by John Robinson
Succeeded by Raymond Reierson
Minister of Lands and Forests
In office
August 2, 1955 – February 3, 1965
Premier Ernest Manning
Preceded by Ivan Casey
Succeeded by Henry Ruste
Personal details
Born (1909-02-13)February 13, 1909
Fessenden, North Dakota
Died February 2, 1965(1965-02-02) (aged 55)
Political party Social Credit
Occupation politician

Norman Alfred Willmore (February 13, 1909 – February 2, 1965) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1944 until his death in 1965 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government. During his time in office he served as a cabinet minister in the government of Ernest Manning from 1953 until his death.

Political career[edit]

Willmore ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1944 Alberta general election. He stood as the Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Edson facing two other candidates. Willmore won a solid majority to pick up the seat for Social Credit.[1]

Willmore ran for a second term in the 1948 Alberta general election. He defeated former MLA Christopher Pattinson who gave Willmore a strong challenge and other candidate while holding his popular vote from the last election.[2]

The 1952 Alberta general election saw a hotly contested two way race between Willmore and Liberal candidate William Switzer. Willmore barely held onto his seat defeating Switzer by 400 votes.[3]

After the election Premier Ernest Manning appointed Willmore to the Executive Council of Alberta on November 10, 1953. His first portfolio was Industries and Labour. He ran for his fourth term in office in the 1955 Alberta general election with ministerial advantage. Willmore faced two other candidates in the hotly contested race. Switzer made a strong challenge for the second election in a row but was unable to defeat him.[4]

Premier Ernest Manning shuffled his cabinet after the 1955 election. He appointed Willmore to the Lands and Forests portfolio. Willmore ran for re-election to his fifth term in the 1959 Alberta general election. He defeated two other candidates with a landslide majority.[5]

Willmore ran for a sixth term in the 1963 Alberta general election. Despite losing some of his popular vote from 1959, he still won the three way race easily.[6]

Willmore died in a traffic accident on February 2, 1965.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edson results 1944". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Edson results 1948". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Edson results 1952". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edson results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edson results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edson results 1963". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ [1]

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