Robert Eaton (politician)

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Robert Barry Eaton
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 25, 1913 – July 18, 1921
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Gordon Forster
Constituency Hand Hills
Personal details
Born August 5, 1871
Truro, Nova Scotia[1]
Died June 13, 1964(1964-06-13) (aged 92)
Sidney, British Columbia
Political party provincial Liberal
Other political
affiliations
federal Liberal
Occupation farmer, service man and politician
Military service
Allegiance Canada
Years of service 1914-1917
Battles/wars World War I

Robert Barry Eaton (August 5, 1871 – June 13, 1964) was a farmer, service man and provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1913 to 1921.

Political career[edit]

Eaton ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1921 Alberta general election. He defeated former Conservative leader and MLA Albert Robertson in a closely contested race.[2]

Eaton was acclaimed to his second term in the 1917 Alberta general election under section 38 of the Elections Act. The section stipulated that an incumbent member may not be challenged and returned automatically in his district if he is involved with the Canadian Forces overseas in World War I.[3]

Eaton ran for a third term in the 1921 Alberta general election. He would be defeated in a landslide by United Farmers candidate Gordon Forster.[4]

Eaton attempted to run for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal candidate in the 1925 Canadian federal election in the electoral district of Acadia. He would be defeated by Incumbent member Robert Gardiner finishing second in the three way race.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Hand Hills Official Results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hand Hills Official Results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hand Hills Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Acadia results". Parliament of Canada. October 29, 1925. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 

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