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James Alexander Marshall (September 16, 1888 – June 30, 1977) was a secretary, teacher and a Canadian federal politician. Born in Ireland, Marshall came to Canada in 1912.

James Alexander Marshall
Member of Parliament
for Camrose
In office
Preceded byWilliam Thomas Lucas
Succeeded byHilliard Beyerstein
Personal details
Born(1888-09-16)September 16, 1888
Lurgan, Ireland
DiedJune 30, 1977(1977-06-30) (aged 88)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political partySocial Credit Party of Canada
Spouse(s)Edna Lawrence
(m. 15 Jul 1915)[1]
ChildrenMargaret Maureen Lawrence
ProfessionSecretary, teacher

Marshall first ran for a seat in the House of Commons of Canada in the 1935 Canadian federal election. He ran as a candidate from the Social Credit Party in the Camrose electoral district. He would go on to defeat incumbent Member of Parliament William Thomas Lucas in a landslide victory to earn his 1st term in office.

Marshall would run for re-election to his second term in the 1940 Canadian federal election, his plurality of votes would be reduced but he still won a comfortable majority. Marshall would win election to his final term in office in the 1945 Canadian federal election, he would retire from politics in 1949. He died in 1977 in Edmonton at a veterans' retirement home[2] and was interred at Bashaw Cemetery in Bashaw, Alberta.[3]


  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  2. ^ "Former Socred MP from Camrose dies", Edmonton Journal, July 8, 1977, pg. 38
  3. ^ "James A Marshall (1888 - 1977) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2015-08-25.

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