Eld Martin

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Eld James "Eddie" Martin (July 5, 1886 – September 16, 1968) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1940 to 1944 as an independent.

Eld James Martin
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 21, 1940 – August 8, 1944
Preceded byWilliam Lampley
Succeeded byWilliam Gilliland
ConstituencyPeace River
Personal details
Born(1886-07-05)July 5, 1886
Oxford, England[1]
DiedSeptember 16, 1968(1968-09-16) (aged 82)
Political partyIndependent
Occupationpolitician

Political careerEdit

Martin ran as an independent candidate in the 1940 Alberta general election in a straight fight against incumbent Social Credit MLA William Bailey. He defeated Bailey by 139 votes.[2] In the 1944 general election he was defeated in a four-way race by Social Credit candidate William Gilliland.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Peace River Official Results 1940 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Peace River Official Results 1944 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010.

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