Raymond Ratzlaff

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
In office
May 23, 1967 – August 30, 1971
Preceded byRoy Davidson
Succeeded byAllan Warrack
ConstituencyThree Hills
Minister of Industry and Tourism
In office
May 27, 1969 – September 10, 1971
PremierHarry Strom
Preceded byAllen Patrick
Succeeded byFred Peacock
Robert Dowling
Personal details
Born(1931-04-10)April 10, 1931[1]
Linden, Alberta
DiedFebruary 1, 2019(2019-02-01) (aged 87)
Alberta, Canada
Political partySocial Credit
Occupationpolitician

Political careerEdit

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.[2]

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.[3] He died in 2019 at the age of 87.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canada. Parliament (1969). Guide parlementaire canadien. Gale Canada. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Three Hills results 1967". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Three Hills results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  4. ^ http://calgaryherald.remembering.ca/obituary/ray-ratzlaff-1072565536/print

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