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Robin Jorgenson

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Robin Daniel Jorgenson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 8, 1944 – May 23, 1967
Preceded byGeorge MacLachlan
Succeeded byCarl Muller
ConstituencyPembina
Minister of Public Welfare
In office
January 5, 1954 – October 15, 1962
PremierErnest Manning
Preceded byLeonard Halmrast
Succeeded byLeonard Halmrast
Personal details
Born(1894-02-28)February 28, 1894
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota[1]
DiedFebruary 14, 1987(1987-02-14) (aged 92)
Political partySocial Credit
Occupationpolitician

Robin Daniel "Bob" Jorgenson (March 28, 1894 – February 14, 1987) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1944 to 1967 as a member of the Social Credit caucus in government. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Ernest Manning from 1954 to 1962.

Political career

Jorgenson first ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1944 general election. He stood as the Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Pembina. He defeated independent incumbent George MacLachlan by a landslide to pick up the seat for his party.[2]

In the 1948 general election Jorgenson increased his popular vote and was returned with a much bigger landslide over two other candidates.[3]

In the 1952 Alberta general election Jorgenson defeated two other candidates with a smaller majority than he obtained in the 1948 general election.[4]

On January 5, 1954 Jorgenson was appointed Minister of Public Welfare by Premier Ernest Manning. In the 1955 general election, Jorgenson defeated Liberal candidate George Schultz and another candidate with just over half the popular vote.[5]

In the 1959 general election Jorgenson won a three-way race with the largest share of the popular vote of his career.[6]

Jorgenson was dropped from cabinet in a shuffle on October 15, 1962. In the 1963 general election he won a large majority over four other candidates.[7]

Jorgenson retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the assembly in 1967.

References

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1946). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "Pembina results 1944". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Pembina results 1948". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  4. ^ "Pembina results 1952". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  5. ^ "Pembina results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  6. ^ "Pembina results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  7. ^ "Pembina results 1963". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
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