Nicholas Melnyk

Nicholas A. Melnyk (May 22, 1912 – November 10, 1973) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1959 to 1971 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government.

Nicholas A. Melnyk
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 18, 1959 – June 17, 1963
Preceded byNick Dushenski
ConstituencyWillingdon
In office
June 17, 1963 – August 30, 1971
Succeeded byDistrict Abolished
ConstituencyWillingdon-Two Hills
Personal details
BornMay 22, 1912
DiedNovember 10, 1973(1973-11-10) (aged 61)
Political partySocial Credit

Political careerEdit

Melnyk ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the Willingdon electoral district for the 1955 Alberta general election. He was defeated by incumbent Nick Dushenski in the second count.[1] He ran for the second time in the 1959 Alberta general election and won, this time with a landslide majority to pick up the district for Social Credit.[2]

The 1963 boundary redistribution saw Willingdon redistributed to become Willingdon-Two Hills. Melnyk ran for re-election in the new district for the election held that year. He won another large majority to take the new seat for his party.[3]

Melnyk ran for a third term in office in the 1967 Alberta general election. He faced a hotly contested straight fight against NDP candidate Louis Souter. Melnyk held his seat beating his opponent by a margin of almost 900 votes.[4] He retired from provincial office at dissolution of the assembly in 1971.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Willingdon results 1955". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  2. ^ "Willingdon results 1959". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "Willingdon-Two Hills results 1963". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Willingdon-Two Hills results 1967". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2009.

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