James Leland Sims

James Leland Sims was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1955 to 1959 sitting with the Liberal caucus in opposition.

James Leland Sims
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 29, 1955 – June 18, 1959
Preceded byClarence Gerhart
Succeeded byMarion Kelts
Personal details
Born(1905-03-28)March 28, 1905
Mowbray, Manitoba[1]
DiedJuly 2, 1977(1977-07-02) (aged 72)[2]
Consort Hospital, Consort, Alberta
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Margaret Grace Myfanwy Sims(Griffith) December 3, 1913 - September 6, 2009
ResidenceVeteran, Alberta

Political careerEdit

Sims ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1955 Alberta general election as a Liberal party candidate in the electoral district of Acadia-Coronation. The race was hotly contested with Sims defeating Social Credit incumbent Clarence Gerhart on the second ballot. Sims finished a close second on the first count but was able to surpass Gerhart on second choice votes from Cooperative Commonwealth candidate L.E. Reiman.[3]

Sims ran for a second term in the 1959 Alberta general election. He was defeated finishing a distant second place in the field of three candidates losing to Social Credit candidate Marion Kelts.[4]

Sims attempted to regain his seat in 1963 Alberta general election. He ran in the new electoral district of Sedgewick-Coronation. Sims was defeated again finishing in second place losing to incumbent Jack Hillman in a landslide.[5]


  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Acadia-Coronation results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Acadia-Coronation results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "Sedgewick-Coronation results 1963". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 26, 2010.

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