Ted Hinman

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Edgar Wynder "Ted" Hinman
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 5, 1952 – May 23, 1967
Preceded byNathon Tanner
Succeeded byAlvin Bullock
In office
August 30, 1971 – March 25, 1975
Preceded byAlvin Bullock
Succeeded byJohn Thompson
Minister of Municipal Affairs
In office
December 23, 1954 – August 2, 1955
PremierErnest Manning
Preceded byClarence Gerhart
Succeeded byAlfred Hooke
Provincial Treasurer
In office
August 2, 1955 – July 29, 1964
PremierErnest Manning
Preceded byClarence Gerhart
Succeeded byAnders Aalborg
Personal details
BornAugust 29, 1906
DiedMay 12, 1994(1994-05-12) (aged 87)
Political partySocial Credit

Edgar Wynder "Ted" Hinman (August 29, 1906 – May 12, 1994) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1952 to 1967 and again from 1971 to 1975, sitting with the Social Credit caucus in both government and opposition.[2] During his time in office he served in the cabinet of Premier Ernest Manning from 1954 to 1964.

Early life[edit]

In 1932, Hinman served as a trustee with future Social Credit MLA Nathan Eldon Tanner on the first voluntary prepaid medical insurance program in Alberta history in Cardston, Alberta.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

He represented Cardston in the legislature for the Alberta Social Credit Party from 1952 to 1967 and returned to the legislature from 1971 to 1975. Hinman was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3][4]

He served as Provincial Treasurer from 1955 to 1964 and Minister of Municipal Affairs from 1954 to 1955.[5]

Charges were leveled against Hinman and caucus colleague Alfred Hooke for charges of using public office for personal gain by NDP MLA Garth Turcott and party leader Neil Reimer in 1966.[6] He was defeated by Alvin Bullock at a nomination convention shortly after and did not run in the 1967 general election.

In 1967, he was cleared of the charges by Justice Cam Kirby after an eight-month investigation although Kirby scolded him and another cabinet minister for an "imprudent" mixing of public affairs and private business.[7]

Late life[edit]

Hinman retired to Raymond, Alberta, and died on May 12, 1994.[8] His grandson Paul Hinman would go on to serve as MLA for Cardston-Taber-Warner from 2004 to 2008.


  1. ^ Brigham Young Card (1990). The Mormon presence in Canada. University of Alberta Press. p. 269. ISBN 0-88864-212-1.
  2. ^ "Edgar W. 'Ted' Hinman". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  3. ^ Mardon, Ernest G.; Mardon, Austin Albert (2011). The Mormon Contribution to Alberta Politics. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781897472231.
  4. ^ "Edgar W. Hinman fonds - Alberta On Record". albertaonrecord.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  5. ^ Roy O. Prete and others. Canadian Mormons (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 2017) p. 235
  6. ^ "Manning Orders Probe Made On Charges Against Members". The Montreal Gazette. May 12, 1967. p. 4.
  7. ^ Hawthorn, Tom, "W.J.C. KIRBY: 1909-2003", Globe and Mail, August 21, 2003
  8. ^ http://www.assembly.ab.ca/Documents/isysquery/eff36832-1fe1-482f-9de0-a3aaba90e70d/1/doc/19940516_1330_01_han.pdf |chapter-url= missing title (help) (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. May 16, 1994. p. 1937.

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