John Thompson (Alberta politician)

John MacKenzie Thompson (March 22, 1924 - November 1, 2016) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1975 to 1986.[2]

John MacKenzie Thompson
MLA for Cardston
In office
1975–1986
Preceded byEdgar Hinman
Succeeded byJack Ady
Personal details
Born(1924-03-22)March 22, 1924
Pasadena, California[1]
DiedNovember 1, 2016(2016-11-01) (aged 92)
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)LeVaun Matkin (m.1949)

Political careerEdit

Thompson was first elected in the electoral district of Cardston in the 1975 Alberta general election, as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.[3] In the 1979 general election Thompson narrowly defeated challenger Broyce Jacobs of the Social Credit Party.[4] In the 1982 general election he defeated Steve Pinchak of the Western Canada Concept Party.[5] He retired at dissolution of the legislature in 1986.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alberta Teachers' Association (January 1980). A Guide to Alberta's 19th Legislature.
  2. ^ "John McKenzie Thompson March 22, 1924 ~ November 1, 2016 (age 92)". Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral home and Cremation Services. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Cardston results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  4. ^ "Cardston results 1979". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
  5. ^ "Cardston results 1982". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved November 11, 2009.

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