1910 Calgary municipal election

The 1910 Calgary municipal election was held on December 12, 1910 to elect a Mayor and twelve Aldermen to sit on the twenty-seventh Calgary City Council from January 2, 1911 to January 2, 1912.[1][2] Nominations closed on December 6, 1910.[3]

1910 Calgary municipal election
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Candidate John William Mitchell William Egbert
Popular vote 1,955 1,335
Percentage 59.42% 40.58%

Mayor before election

Reuben Rupert Jamieson

Elected Mayor

John William Mitchell

The elected council was the first Calgary City Council to occupy the new Calgary City Hall.[4]

Background edit

The election was held under multiple non-transferable vote where each elector was able to cast a ballot for the mayor and up to three ballots for separate councillors with a voter's designated ward. Ward 3 Alderman John William Mitchell defeated Ward 4 Alderman and future Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Dr. William Egbert for the position of Mayor. Egbert attributed his loss to disorganization and voted to never again re-enter municipal politics.[5]

The Morning Albertan claimed Jamison's defeat for Commissioner was due to his announcement for the position, his association with Canadian Pacific Railway, the Elbow River powerplant and Clarke's good standing in the public. Egbert's defeat was linked to his association with Jamison and his support for the Elbow River powerplant.[6]

Results edit

Mayor edit

Candidate Votes Percent
John William Mitchell 1,955
William Egbert 1,335

Commissioner edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Simon John Clarke 1,974
Reuben Rupert Jamieson 1,309

Councillors edit

Ward 1 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Adoniram Judson Samis 616
Alfred Bruce Cushing 525
Magnus Brown 481
Charles Pohl 434
John Liddle Gibson 393
Thomas Hart 229
Robert B. Hunt 207

Ward 2 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
William Thomas Daniel Lathwell 538
William Henry Ross 476
Donald MacDonald 446
Frederick E. Currey 416
James Smalley 321

Ward 3 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Richard Addison Brocklebank 525
James Abel Hornby 486
Stanley Brown Ramsey 365
Milton Ross Wallace 267
Edward E. Taylor 133
Walter Hallatt 74

Ward 4 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Clifford Teasdale Jones 738
John Goodwin Watson 701
James Hay Garden 614
Clifford Bernard Reilly 243
Joseph Campbell McFarlane 318
Joseph Gray Hester 269

School Boards edit

Public School Board edit

  • Robert J. Hutchings - acclaimed
  • Frederick William Mapson - acclaimed
  • James Short - acclaimed

Separate School Board edit

  • P.J. Morrow - acclaimed
  • J.G. O'Gara - acclaimed

By-elections edit

Ward 1 Alderman Adoniram Judson Samis withdrew his seat on January 3, 1911 after technicalities with a mortgage which invalided his candidacy. Samis moved the mortgage into his wife's name and announced his candidacy again.[4] Samis won the by-election against opponent E. Doughty by a total of 621-405.[7] The by-election campaign was spirited, culminating in a fight between candidate Samis and Conrad Pohl, an agent of Doughty two days before the vote.[8]

Ward 2 Alderman William Thomas Daniel Lathwell resigned from City Council which was accepted on March 7, 1911, owing to pressure from local business groups and lack of time.[9][10] Harold William Hounsfield Riley was acclaimed at close of nominations on March 20, 1911 as Alderman.[11]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Experienced Men on 1911 Council". Calgary Herald. December 13, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Mitchell Elected by 620; Clarke Elected by 665". Morning Albertan. December 13, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Many Candidates for Civic Honors". Morning Albertan. December 6, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Made Speech From Throne". Calgary Herald. No. 2762. January 3, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Summary of the Council For 1911". Calgary Herald. December 13, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "The Elections". Morning Albertan. December 13, 1910. p. 3. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  7. ^ "Samis had big lead on Doughty". Calgary Herald. No. 2786. January 31, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Campaign's Warm Finish". Calgary Herald. No. 2785. January 30, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "Number All Streets Within City Limits". Calgary Herald. No. 2816. March 7, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "Lathwell Resigned". Calgary Herald. No. 2815. March 6, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "Harold Riley is Ward 4 Alderman". Calgary Herald. No. 2827. March 20, 1911. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.