|Robin Daniel Jorgenson|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
July 8, 1944 – May 23, 1967
|Preceded by||George MacLachlan|
|Succeeded by||Carl Muller|
|Minister of Public Welfare|
January 5, 1954 – October 15, 1962
|Preceded by||Leonard Halmrast|
|Succeeded by||Leonard Halmrast|
February 28, 1894|
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
|Died||February 14, 1987(aged 92)|
|Political party||Social Credit|
Robin Daniel "Bob" Jorgenson (March 28, 1894 – February 14, 1987) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1944 to 1967 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government. During his time in office he served as a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Ernest Manning from 1954 to 1962.
Born in Minnesota in 1894, Jorgenson ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1944 Alberta general election. He stood as the Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Pembina. He defeated independent incumbent George MacLachlan who finished in last place in the three way race with a landslide majority to pick up the seat for his party.
The 1948 Alberta general election would see Jorgenson stand for his second term in office. He increased his popular vote and was returned with a much bigger landslide defeating two other candidates.
Jorgenson ran for his third term in office in the 1952 Alberta general election. He defeated two other candidates with a large majority to return to office despite losing some of his popular vote from the 1948 general election.
Premier Ernest Manning shuffled his cabinet, promoting Jorgenson to the Executive Council of Alberta as Minister of Public Welfare on January 5, 1954. He ran for re-election as a cabinet minister a year later in the 1955 Alberta general election. Jorgenson continued to lose popular support, he faced a tough battle for his riding from Liberal candidate George Schultz. On election night Jorgenson was returned to office winning the three way race with just over half the popular vote.
Jorgenson would run for a fifth term in office in the 1959 Alberta general election. He would see his electoral fortunes improve as he was returned in his district with the largest popular vote of his career easily winning the three way race.
Premier Manning dropped Jorgenson from cabinet in a shuffle on October 15, 1962. He ran for re-election to his sixth term a year later in the 1963 Alberta general election. The hustings were crowded with four other candidates challenging Jorgenson for his seat. On election night despite losing some of his vote, Jorgenson held his seat easily. The opposition vote was heavily divided with Jorgenson holding a large majority.
Jorgenson retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the assembly in 1967.
- "Pembina results 1944". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- "Pembina results 1948". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- "Pembina results 1952". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- "Pembina results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- "Pembina results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- "Pembina results 1963". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.