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Maurice Conner

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Maurice Joy Conner
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 19, 1921 – August 22, 1935
Preceded byFrank Leffingwell
Succeeded bySolon Earl Low
ConstituencyWarner
Personal details
BornNovember 30, 1868
Afton, Iowa
DiedMay 9, 1937(1937-05-09) (aged 68)
Lethbridge, Alberta
Political partyUnited Farmers of Alberta

Maurice Joy Conner (November 30, 1868 – May 9, 1937), sometimes spelled Maurice Joy Connor,[1] was a Canadian politician who served as the member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Warner from 1921 until 1935. Before entering politics, he was a Methodist preacher in the United States.[2] He first sought office in the 1921 Alberta provincial election as a candidate for the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) in Warner. He defeated Liberal incumbent Frank Leffingwell and became one of 38 UFA candidates elected as the party, which was contesting its first election, won a surprise majority government. He was re-elected in the 1926 and 1930 elections, and did not seek re-election in the 1935 election, when the UFA lost every seat and the new Social Credit League won a majority.

In 1928, Conner abstained from voting on the Sexual Sterilization Act, introduced by Premier John Edward Brownlee's UFA government, and was the only UFA member present not to support the bill.[3]

Electoral record

1930 Alberta general election results (Warner)[4] Turnout 70.7%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
United Farmers Maurice Conner 1,342 65.43%
Liberal R. W. Risinger 709 34.57%
1926 Alberta general election results (Warner)[5] Turnout 76.4%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
United Farmers Maurice Conner 741 64.10%
     Liberal Frank Leffingwell 225 19.46%
     Conservative G. N. Giles 190 16.44%
1921 Alberta general election results (Warner)[6] Turnout 74.8%
Affiliation Candidate Votes %
United Farmers Maurice Conner 755 60.64%
     Liberal Frank Leffingwell 490 39.36%

References

  1. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. 2006. p. 34. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  2. ^ Jones, David C. (2002). Empire of dust: settling and abandoning the Prairie dry belt. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. p. 119. ISBN 1-55238-085-8.
  3. ^ Foster, Franklin L. (1981). John E. Brownlee: A Biography. Lloydminster, Alberta: Foster Learning Inc. p. 149. ISBN 978-1-55220-004-9.
  4. ^ "Election results for Warner, 1930". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  5. ^ "Election results for Warner, 1926". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  6. ^ "Election results for Warner, 1921". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
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