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Norman Willmore

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Norman Alfred Willmore
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 8, 1944 – February 2, 1965
Preceded byAngus Morrison
Succeeded byWilliam Switzer
ConstituencyEdson
Minister of Industries and Labour
In office
November 10, 1953 – August 2, 1955
PremierErnest Manning
Preceded byJohn Robinson
Succeeded byRaymond Reierson
Minister of Lands and Forests
In office
August 2, 1955 – February 3, 1965
PremierErnest Manning
Preceded byIvan Casey
Succeeded byHenry Ruste
Personal details
Born(1909-02-13)February 13, 1909
Fessenden, North Dakota
DiedFebruary 2, 1965(1965-02-02) (aged 55)
Political partySocial Credit
Occupationpolitician

Norman Alfred Willmore (February 13, 1909 – February 2, 1965) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1944 until his death in 1965 as a member of the Social Credit caucus in government. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Ernest Manning from 1953 until his death.

Political career

Willmore first ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1944 general election. He stood as the Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Edson and won a solid majority over two other candidates to pick up the seat for Social Credit.[1]

In the 1948 general election Willmore defeated former MLA Christopher Pattinson,[2] and In the 1952 election Willmore defeated Liberal candidate William Switzer by 400 votes.[3]

On November 10, 1953 Premier Ernest Manning appointed Willmore the Minister of Industries and Labour. In the 1955 Alberta general election Willmore faced Switzer again and defeated him a second time.[4] Shortly thereafter, Premier Manning moved Willmore to the Lands and Forests portfolio. In the 1959 general election Willmore defeated two other candidates with a landslide majority.[5]

In the 1963 general election Willmore easily won a three-way race.[6]

Willmore died in a traffic accident on February 2, 1965.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Edson results 1944". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Edson results 1948". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Edson results 1952". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Edson results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Edson results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Edson results 1963". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
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