Rose Wilkinson

Rosamond "Rose" Wilkinson (March 19, 1885 – December 18, 1968) was a provincial and municipal level politician from Alberta, Canada. She served as Calgary city councillor 1936-1955 and as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1944 to 1963.

Rose Wilkinson
MLA for Calgary
In office
1944–1959
Preceded byWilliam Aberhart,
John Bowlen,
James Mahaffey
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
MLA for Calgary North
In office
1959–1963
Preceded byNew District
Succeeded byRobert Simpson
Personal details
BornMarch 19, 1885
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
DiedDecember 18, 1968(1968-12-18) (aged 83)

Political careerEdit

Wilkinson was first elected to public office as a Calgary city councillor in 1935.[1] She would serve on council until 1955.

For some of this time she also was a MLA.

Wilkinson ran as a Social Credit candidate in the Calgary provincial electoral district in the 1944 Alberta general election. She was elected on the 15th count, after votes were transferred as per the Single Transferable Vote system in use at the time.[2]

Wilkinson ran in the 1948 Alberta general election and was elected on the First Count.[3] She won a third term in office in the 1952 Alberta general election.[4]

The 1955 Alberta general election saw Wilkinson lose significant support. She barely hung onto a seat winning the fifth of the six seats in Calgary.[5] he Calgary electoral district was abolished in favor of single member ridings. Wilkinson ran in the new electoral district of Calgary North. She defeated two experienced opponents, former Members of the Legislative Assembly A.J.E. Liesemer and Grant MacEwan, to win her final term in office.[6]

She did not run for re-election in 1963 - she was 78 years old at the time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sanderson, Kay (1999). 200 Remarkable Alberta Women. Calgary: Famous Five Foundation. p. 39.
  2. ^ "Calgary results 1944 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  3. ^ "Calgary results 1948 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  4. ^ "Calgary results 1952 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  5. ^ "Calgary results 1955 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
  6. ^ "Calgary North results 1959 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-09.

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