Randolph McKinnon

Randolph Hugh McKinnon (July 22, 1917 – c. June 10, 2006) was a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1959 to 1967 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government. During his time in office McKinnon served as a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Ernest Manning from 1964 to 1967.

Randolph McKinnon
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 18, 1959 – May 23, 1967
Preceded byNew District
Succeeded byDon Getty
ConstituencyStrathcona West
Minister of Education
In office
July 31, 1964 – June 29, 1967
PremierErnest Manning
Preceded byAnders Aalborg
Succeeded byRaymond Reierson
Personal details
Born
Randolph Hugh McKinnon

July 22, 1917[1]
Delburne, Alberta
DiedJune 10, 2006(2006-06-10) (aged 88)[2]
Political partySocial Credit
Occupationpolitician

Political careerEdit

McKinnon ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the new electoral district of Strathcona West as a candidate for the Social Credit party in the 1959 Alberta general election. He defeated three other candidates in a hotly contested race with less than half the popular vote to pick up the seat for his party.[3]

McKinnon ran for a second term in the 1963 Alberta general election. He won a higher popular vote defeating three other candidates with a sizable majority.[4]

After the election Premier Ernest Manning appointed McKinnon to the Executive Council of Alberta on July 31, 1964 giving him the Education portfolio. McKinnon ran for a third term in the 1967 Alberta general election. This time McKinnon would be defeated finishing a close second out of four candidates. He lost to Progressive Conservative candidate Don Getty.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). Legislative Assembly Office. 19 June 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Strathcona West Official Results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  4. ^ "Strathcona West Official Results 1963 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "Strathcona West Official Results 1967 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2010.

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