Robert Wiebe

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Not to be confused with Robert H. Wiebe

Robert Henry Wiebe
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
May 23, 1967 – August 30, 1971
Preceded by Euell Montgomery
Succeeded by Al Adair
Constituency Peace River
Personal details
Born (1937-02-03) February 3, 1937 (age 80)
Rycroft, Alberta
Political party Social Credit
Occupation politician

Robert Henry Wiebe (born February 3, 1937) was a municipal and provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1967 to 1971 sitting with the governing Social Credit caucus.

Political career[edit]

Wiebe began his political career as the mayor of Grimshaw, Alberta. He ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1967 Alberta general election while still the mayor.[1] Wiebe ran as the Social Credit candidate in the provincial electoral district of Peace River against two other candidates, including the former mayor of Peace River, Edward Whitney, who ran as an Independent.[1] Wiebe won the district with over half the popular vote to hold the seat for Social Credit.[2]

Wiebe ran for a second term in office in the 1971 Alberta general election. He would be defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Al Adair in a hotly contested race.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mayor To Run As Independent". Vol. LX No. 105. The Lethbridge Herald. April 15, 1967. p. 8. 
  2. ^ "Peace River Official Results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Peace River Official Results 1971 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

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