13th Alberta Legislature
The 13th Alberta Legislative Assembly was in session from August 17, 1955, to May 9, 1959, with the membership of the assembly determined by the results of the 1955 Alberta general election held on June 29, 1955. The Legislature officially resumed on August 17, 1955, and continued until the fifth session was prorogued on April 7, 1959, and dissolved on May 9, 1959, prior to the 1959 Alberta general election.
|13th Alberta Legislature|
|August 17, 1955 – May 9, 1959|
|Ernest Charles Manning|
May 31, 1943 – December 12, 1968
|Leader of the|
|James Harper Prowse|
February 21, 1952 – April 15, 1958
February 5, 1959 – April 17, 1959
|Government||Social Credit Party|
|Opposition||Alberta Liberal Party|
|Recognized||Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta|
|Speaker of the|
February 25, 1937 – March 24, 1963
|Members||61 MLA seats|
6 February 1952 – present
|Hon. John James Bowlen|
February 1, 1950 – December 16, 1959
August 17, 1955 – August 25, 1955
February 9, 1956 – March 29, 1956
February 14, 1957 – April 11, 1957
February 28, 1958 – April 14, 1958
February 5, 1959 – April 7, 1959
Alberta's thirteenth government was controlled by the majority Social Credit Party for the sixth 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 until the fifth session when Grant MacEwan became the leader of the Official Opposition. The Speaker was Peter Dawson who would serve until his death during the 15th legislature on March 24, 1963.
Standings changes since the 13th general electionEdit
|Liberal + Progressive Conservative1||1|
|Independent Social Credit||1|
- The candidate in Okotoks-High River was jointly nominated by the Progressive Conservative and Liberal parties.
|Membership changes in the 13th Assembly|
|June 29, 1955||See List of Members||Election day of the 13th Alberta general election|
|June 3, 1956||John Clark||Stettler||Social Credit||Committed suicide after murdering seven people|
|November 15, 1956||Galen Norris||Stettler||Social Credit||Elected in a by-election|
|1957||Arthur Smith||Calgary||Progressive Conservative||Vacated his seat to run in the 1957 federal election.|
|October 2, 1957||Ernest Watkins||Calgary||Progressive Conservative||Elected in a by-election|
|December 19, 1958||Frederick Niddrie||Olds||Social Credit||Died|
|February 9, 1959||Roderick Macleod||Olds||Social Credit||Elected in a by-election|
- 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. 498. ISBN 0-9689217-3-6. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
- Colin MacDonald (June 5, 1956). "Body Alberta MLA Found Lying In Slough". Vol XLIX No 148. The Lethbridge Herald. p. 1.
- Normandin, G. Pierre, ed. (1959). 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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