William H. Shield
|William Hetherington Shield|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
July 18, 1921 – August 22, 1935
|Preceded by||George Skelding|
|Succeeded by||James Hartley|
July 12, 1878|
Carr Shield, Northumberland, England
|Died||April 15, 1939
Fort Macleod, Alberta
|Political party||United Farmers|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1929). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P. G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
- OBITUARY: William H. Shield, Ex-Member of Legislature for Macleod, Whose Death Occurred Last Saturday. The Fort Macleod Gazette, April 20, 1939, pg. 1
- "Macleod results 1921". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Macleod results 1926". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Macleod results 1930". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Macleod results 1935". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 1, 2010.