Robert Colin Marshall
|Robert Colin Marshall|
|20th Mayor of Calgary|
January 2, 1919 – January 3, 1921
|Preceded by||Michael Copps Costello|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Hunter Adams|
May 19, 1883|
Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada
February 20, 1962 (aged 78)|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Marshall was born in Ingersoll, Ontario in 1883 to parents Peter Marshall and Katherine Allen. He arrived in Calgary in 1906 and started working for the Crown Paving Company Limited. Marshall was associated with this company until its sale in 1961. In 1907, he married Annie Mae Batchelor, who died in 1915. Together they had one child, Margaret Alexandra, born in 1909.
Marshall spent three years on Calgary City Council then went on to be mayor from January 2, 1919 to January 3, 1921. On July 19, 1919 — in his first year in office — he married Daisy Mary MacGregor. Together they had two children, Donald and Joan. He then moved on the provincial politics, running as a Liberal in the 1921 Alberta general election. He won his seat as MLA representing the Calgary electoral district, becoming a Liberal MLA just as the Liberals lost power to the United Farmers of Alberta. His level of support dropped significantly in the 1926 Alberta general election and was not re-elected.
In 1928, Marshall moved to Edmonton and remained there until his retirement. He was involved in the YMCA, Rotary Club and the Alberta Union of Municipalities. He was a freemason and an oddfellow. He attempted to run for the House of Commons of Canada in Edmonton East as a Liberal candidate in a by-election held on March 21, 1938 but was defeated by Social Credit candidate Orvis A. Kennedy.
|Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
| MLA Calgary
Michael Copps Costello
| Mayor of Calgary
Samuel Hunter Adams
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