William Robert King

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William Robert King
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 22, 1935 – March 21, 1940
Preceded by Robert Milton McCool
Succeeded by District Abolished
Constituency Cochrane
Personal details
Born February 9, 1888
Mindemoya, Ontario[1]
Died March 12, 1953(1953-03-12) (aged 65)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party Social Credit
Occupation politician

William Robert King was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1935 to 1940 affiliated with the Social Credit caucus for the electoral district of Cochrane.

Political career[edit]

King ran for a seat in the 1935 Alberta general election. He won in the electoral district of Cochrane as a candidate for the Social Credit defeating incumbent United Farmers of Alberta MLA Robert McCool.[2]

The riding of Cochrane was an abolished and redistributed into the new riding of Banff-Cochrane for the 1940 Alberta general election. King ran in the new district but was defeated by Independent candidate Frank Laut.[3]

King ran for a third time in the 1948 general election. He faced a hotly contested battle against Laut and incumbent Arthur Wray. King finished in third place on the first count and was defeated. His second choice preferences gave Wray the majority needed to win.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Cochrane results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Banff-Cochrane results 1940 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Banff-Cochrane results 1948 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 

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