Earl M. Hardy (September 6, 1913 – January 15, 2000) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1948 to 1963 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government.
Earl M. Hardy
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
August 17, 1948 – June 17, 1963
|Preceded by||James McPherson|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
|Born||September 6, 1913|
|Died||January 15, 2000(aged 86)|
|Political party||Social Credit|
|Occupation||school teacher, politician|
Hardy ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the electoral district of Bruce as a Social Credit candidate in the 1948 Alberta general election. He defeated two other candidates by a wide margin to hold the seat for his party.
The 1955 Alberta general election would see a closely contested race. Hardy ran for re-election in a four way race. His toughest opponent was Liberal candidate Claire Liden who polled a strong second on the first count. The election went to a third count with Hardy edging out Liden by 72 votes on the final preferences to return to his third term in office.
Hardy ran for a fourth term in the 1959 Alberta general election. He would face Liden for the second time as well as two other candidates. Hardy won a landslide majority while Liden's vote collapsed causing him to finish third.
Hardy retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the assembly in 1963. He died on January 15, 2000.
- "Bruce results 1948". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
- "Bruce results 1952". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
- "Bruce results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
- "Bruce results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
- "Lao Annual Report" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Alberta. p. 55. Retrieved July 7, 2010.