James Michael Popil (November 5, 1909 – August 14, 1978) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1935 to 1948 as a member of the Social Credit caucus in government.
James Michael Popil
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
August 22, 1935 – March 21, 1940
|Preceded by||Samuel Carson|
|Succeeded by||District abolished|
March 21, 1940 – August 17, 1948
|Preceded by||New district|
|Succeeded by||Peter Chaba|
|Born||November 5, 1909|
Redwater, Alberta, Canada
|Died||August 14, 1978 (aged 68)|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Political party||Social Credit|
Popil first ran for public office as a Social Credit candidate in the 1935 Alberta general election. He defeated incumbent cabinet minister John Love and four other candidates on ballot transfers in the electoral district of Sturgeon.
After Sturgeon was abolished in the 1940 boundary redistribution, Popil ran for a second term in office in the new Redwater electoral district in the election held that year. He won with a substantial first ballot majority over two other candidates.
Popil ran for his third and final term in office in the 1944 general election. He marginally increased his popular vote and won a big majority to hold his seat. He retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the assembly in 1948.
- Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Sturgeon Official Results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Redwater Official Results 1940 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Redwater Official Results 1944 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Announcements". The Edmonton Journal. August 16, 1978. p. E4.
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