William H. Shield

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William Hetherington Shield
William H. Shield - (ca. 1921 - 1935) (16868387375).jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 18, 1921 – August 22, 1935
Preceded by George Skelding
Succeeded by James Hartley
Constituency Macleod
Personal details
Born (1878-07-12)July 12, 1878
Carr Shield, Northumberland, England[1]
Died April 15, 1939(1939-04-15) (aged 60)
Fort Macleod, Alberta[2]
Political party United Farmers
Occupation politician

William Hetherington Shield (July 12, 1878 – April 15, 1939) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1921 to 1935 sitting with the United Farmers caucus in government.

Political career[edit]

Shield ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1921 Alberta general election. He stood as a United Farmers candidate in the electoral district of Macloed against incumbent George Skelding. The race was very close with Shield defeating Skelding by 107 votes.[3]

Shield ran for a second term in the 1926 Alberta general election. He faced two other candidates in a very close contest. Shield hung on to win in the second vote count over Liberal candidate John McDonald.[4]

The 1930 Alberta general election saw Shield run in a two way race against McDonald who had become Liberal leader. Shield managed to win the straight fight with a greatly improved popular vote more than tripled from the previous election sending McDonald to defeat.[5]

Shield ran for a fourth term in the 1935 Alberta general election but was defeated finishing a distant second in the three way race to Social Credit candidate James Hartley.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1929). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P. G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ OBITUARY: William H. Shield, Ex-Member of Legislature for Macleod, Whose Death Occurred Last Saturday. The Fort Macleod Gazette, April 20, 1939, pg. 1
  3. ^ "Macleod results 1921". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Macleod results 1926". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Macleod results 1930". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Macleod results 1935". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 

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