Perren Baker

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Perren Earle Baker
An ovular photographic portrait of a man in a jacket and tie
Baker in 1924
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 28, 1926 – August 22, 1935
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by August Flamme
Constituency Cypress
In office
July 18, 1921 – June 28, 1926
Serving with Charles Pingle (1925–1926)
William Johnston (1921–1925)
Preceded by Nelson Spencer
Succeeded by Charles Pingle
Constituency Medicine Hat
Alberta Minister of Education
In office
August 31, 1921 – September 3, 1935
Preceded by George P. Smith
Succeeded by William Aberhart
Personal details
Born August 10, 1877
Blenheim, Ontario[1]
Died February 13, 1974(1974-02-13) (aged 96)
Vancouver, British Columbia[2]
Political party United Farmers of Alberta
Spouse(s) Blanche Randall (1905–1916)
Edna A. Brown (1920 – c. 1974)
Children Albert T. Baker, Elizabeth Baker (Mather), Andrew Baker, Emerson Baker
Alma mater McMaster University, University of Chicago
Occupation Farmer

Perren Earle Baker (August 10, 1877 – February 13, 1974) was a Canadian politician who served as Alberta's Minister of Education from 1921 until 1935.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Alberta general election, 1921: Medicine Hat
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
United Farmers Perren Baker 4,165 65.52% Green tickY
Labour William Johnston 3,602 56.66% Green tickY
Liberal Oliver Boyd 2,278 35.83%
Liberal H. H. Foster 2,013 31.67%
Total votes cast 6,357
Electors had the option of voting for up to two candidates.
Source: "Election results for Medicine Hat, 1921". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
Alberta provincial by-election, December 9, 1921: Medicine Hat
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers Perren Baker Acclaimed
By-election called upon appointment to Cabinet.
Source: "Past By-Election results". Elections Alberta. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
Alberta general election, 1926: Cypress
Party Candidate Votes %
United Farmers Perren Baker 1,220 53.86%
Liberal H. H. Foster 741 32.72%
Conservative S. Ervine 175 7.73%
Turnout 73.7%
Source: "Election results for Cypress, 1926". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
Alberta general election, 1930: Cypress
Party Candidate Votes %
United Farmers Perren Baker 1,315 52.92%
Liberal Robert C. Black 1,060 47.08%
Turnout 76.7%
Source: "Election results for Cypress, 1930". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
Alberta general election, 1935: Cypress
Party Candidate Votes %
Social Credit August Flamme 1,689 52.03%
Liberal R. C. Black 798 24.58%
United Farmers Perren Baker 587 18.08%
Independent J. H. Duncan 51 1.57%
Turnout 83.0%
Source: "Election results for Cypress, 1935". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "P.E. Baker dies; chose Alberta rose emblem". Edmonton Journal. February 26, 1974. p. 36. 
  3. ^ "Perren Earle Baker fonds". Archives Canada. Retrieved 2009-09-23.