William A. Campbell

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William Alexander Campbell
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 22, 1909 – June 7, 1917
Preceded by John McLeod
Succeeded by Charles Cunningham
Constituency Ponoka
Personal details
Born (1873-03-31)March 31, 1873
Middlesex County, Ontario[1]
Died September 6, 1934(1934-09-06) (aged 61)
Ponoka, Alberta
Political party Liberal
Occupation politician

William Alexander Campbell (March 31, 1873 – September 6, 1934) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1909 to 1917 sitting with the Liberal caucus in government.

Political career[edit]

Campbell was elected to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1909 Alberta general election. He defeated Conservative candidate John Jackson by a comfortable plurality.

Campbell sought re-election again in the 1913 Alberta general election, where he defeated Independent candidate Percival Baker and Conservative candidate George Gordon in a hotly contested three-candidate election.

Charles Cunningham from the Conservative party defeated Campbell in his bid for a third term in office in the 1917 Alberta general election by a margin of 31 votes.

Baker and Campbell faced off again in the 1921 Alberta general election, were Campbell was again defeated.

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