12th Alberta Legislature
The 12th Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from February 19, 1953, to May 12, 1955, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1952 Alberta general election held on August 5, 1952. The Legislature officially resumed on February 19, 1953, and continued until the third session was prorogued and dissolved on May 12, 1955, prior to the 1955 Alberta general election.
|12th Alberta Legislature|
|February 19, 1953 – May 12, 1955|
|Ernest Charles Manning|
May 31, 1943 – December 12, 1968
|Leader of the|
|James Harper Prowse|
February 21, 1952 – April 15, 1958
|Government||Social Credit Party|
|Opposition||Alberta Liberal Party|
|Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta|
|Speaker of the|
February 25, 1937 – March 24, 1963
|Members||60 MLA seats|
6 February 1952 – present
|Hon. John James Bowlen|
February 1, 1950 – December 16, 1959
February 19, 1953 – April 2, 1953
February 18, 1954 – April 8, 1954
February 17, 1955 – May 12, 1955
Alberta's twelfth government was controlled by the majority Social Credit Party for the fifth time, led by Premier Ernest Manning who would go on to be the longest serving Premier in Alberta history. The Official Opposition was led by James Harper Prowse a member of the Alberta Liberal Party. The Speaker was Peter Dawson who would serve until his death during the 15th legislature on March 24, 1963.
Composition at electionEdit
|Independent Social Credit||1|
- Perry, Sandra E.; Footz, Valerie L. (2006). Massolin, Philip A. (ed.). A Higher Duty: Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies. Edmonton, AB: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. p. 497. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- Normandin, G. Pierre, ed. (1955). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Ottawa: Mortimer Company Ltd. ISSN 0315-6168. OCLC 893686591. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- Office of the Chief Electoral Officer; Legislative Assembly Office (2006). A Century of Democracy: Elections of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 1905-2005. The Centennial Series. Edmonton, AB: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-8-7. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
- Perry, Sandra E.; Footz, Valerie L. (2006). Massolin, Philip A. (ed.). A Higher Duty: Speakers of the Legislative Assemblies. Edmonton, AB: Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
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