Raymond Samuel Ratzlaff (April 10, 1931 – February 1, 2019) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1967 to 1971 as a member of the Social Credit caucus in government. He served in the cabinet of Premier Harry Strom from 1969 to 1971.
Raymond Samuel Ratzlaff
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
May 23, 1967 – August 30, 1971
|Preceded by||Roy Davidson|
|Succeeded by||Allan Warrack|
|Minister of Industry and Tourism|
May 27, 1969 – September 10, 1971
|Preceded by||Allen Patrick|
|Succeeded by||Fred Peacock|
|Born||April 10, 1931|
|Died||February 1, 2019 (aged 87)|
|Political party||Social Credit|
Ratzlaff first ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1967 general election, as a Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Three Hills. He defeated three other candidates with over half the popular vote to hold the seat for his party.
On May 27, 1969 Ratzlaff was appointed Minister of Industry and Tourism by Premier Harry Strom. In the 1971 general election he was defeated by Progressive Conservative candidate Allan Warrack by just eight votes. He died in 2019 at the age of 87.
- Canada. Parliament (1969). Guide parlementaire canadien. Gale Canada. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
- "Three Hills results 1967". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- "Three Hills results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
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