2nd Alberta Legislature

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The 2nd Alberta Legislative Assembly lasted from March 23, 1909, to April 17, 1913 Alexander Rutherford led the overwhelming majority Alberta Liberal Party government in his second term.

The total number of members increased by 16, to 41.

Party compositionEdit

Affiliation 1st Assembly dissolution Elected in 1909 Standings at dissolution
Liberal 22 36 33
  Conservative 2 2 6
  Socialist 1 1
     Independent 1 1
     Independent Liberal 1
     Labour 1
25 41 41
 Government Majority
20 31 25

Members elected during the 1909 Alberta Provincial ElectionEdit

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

2nd Alberta Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
  Alexandra Alwyn Bramley-Moore Liberal
  Calgary William Cushing Liberal
     Richard Bennett Conservative
  Camrose George P. Smith Liberal
  Cardston John William Woolf Liberal
  Claresholm Malcolm McKenzie Liberal
  Cochrane Charles W. Fisher Liberal
  Didsbury Joseph Stauffer Liberal
  Edmonton #1 Charles Wilson Cross Liberal
  Edmonton #2 John McDougall Liberal
  Gleichen Ezra Riley Liberal
  High River Louis Roberts Liberal
  Innisfail John A. Simpson Liberal
  Lac Ste. Anne Peter Gunn Liberal
  Lacombe William Puffer Liberal
  Leduc Robert Telford Liberal
  Lethbridge City William Ashbury Buchanan Liberal
     Lethbridge District Archibald J. McLean Independent Liberal
  Macleod Colin Genge Liberal
  Medicine Hat William Finlay Liberal
  Nanton John M. Glendenning Liberal
     Okotoks George Hoadley Conservative
  Olds Duncan Marshall Liberal
  Pakan Prosper-Edmond Lessard Liberal
  Peace River James Cornwall Liberal
  Pembina Henry William McKenney Liberal
  Pincher Creek David Warnock Liberal
  Ponoka William A. Campbell Liberal
     Red Deer Edward Michener Independent
  Rocky Mountain Charles M. O'Brien Socialist
  Sedgewick Charles Stewart Liberal
  St. Albert Lucien Boudreau Liberal
  Stettler Robert L. Shaw Liberal
  Stony Plain John McPherson Liberal
  Strathcona Alexander Rutherford Liberal
  Sturgeon John R. Boyle Liberal
  Vegreville James Bismark Holden Liberal
  Vermilion Archibald Campbell Liberal
  Victoria Francis A. Walker Liberal
  Wetaskiwin Charles H. Olin Liberal

July 15, 1909Edit

  District Member Party
  Athabasca Jean Côté Liberal

Standings changes after electionEdit


By-elections are only shown if new members were elected

  District Member Party Reason for By-Election
  Medicine Hat Charles R. Mitchell Liberal June 29, 1910—Resignation of William Finlay
  Vermilion Arthur Sifton Liberal June 29, 1910—Resignation of Archie Campbell to provide seat for Premier Arthur Sifton
  Gleichen Archibald J. McArthur Liberal October 3, 1910—Resignation of Ezra Riley in protest against Liberal Party Leadership
  Macleod Robert Patterson Farmers October 3, 1910—Death of Colin Genge
     Calgary #2 Thomas Tweedie Conservative October 31, 1911—Resignation of Richard Bennett to run for House of Commons
     Gleichen Harold Riley Conservative October 31, 1911—Death of Archibald John McArthur
     Lethbridge City John Smith Stewart Conservative October 31, 1911—Resignation of Mr. William Buchanan to run for House for Commons
     Pincher Creek John Kemmis Conservative October 31, 1911—Resignation of David Warnock to run for House of Commons
  Cardston Martin Woolf Liberal May 27, 1912—Resignation of Mr. John Woolf

Floor crossingsEdit

  • June 22, 1910—Archibald McLean crossed the floor to the Liberal Party to accept a cabinet portfolio, he was acclaimed in a by-election
  • Date Unknown—James Cornwall leaves the Liberal Party and becomes an Independent

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