Andrew Robert McLennan

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Andrew Robert McLennan
City of Edmonton Alderman
In office
December 9, 1918 – 1922
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
July 18, 1921 – October 15, 1925
Serving with John Bowen, John Boyle, Nellie McClung, William Henry and Jeremiah Heffernan
Succeeded by John Lymburn, Charles Gibbs, Warren Prevey, David Duggan and Charles Weaver
Constituency Edmonton
Personal details
Born (1871-07-11)July 11, 1871
Walkerton, Ontario[1]
Died April 9, 1943(1943-04-09) (aged 71)
Political party Alberta Liberal
Other political
affiliations
federal Liberal
Occupation business man and politician

Andrew Robert McLennan was a business man and politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of Edmonton City Council from 1918 to 1922 and also served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1921 to 1925 sitting with the Liberal caucus in opposition.

Political career[edit]

Municipal politics[edit]

McLennan began his political career on the municipal level. He ran for a seat to Edmonton City Council in the 1918 Edmonton municipal election. He won the fifth place seat to earn his first term in office. He ran for a second term in the 1920 Edmonton municipal election this time winning the second place seat. McLennan resigned his municipal council seat in 1921 when he was elected to the Alberta Legislature.

Provincial politics[edit]

McLennan ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1921 Alberta general election. He stood as a Liberal candidate in the electoral district of Edmonton. He headed the polls taking first place in what would be a sweep by the Liberal slate among the 26 candidates.[2]

McLennan resigned his seat on October 15, 1925 to attempt to run for a seat in the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal candidate in the 1925 Canadian federal election in the electoral district of Edmonton East. He would be defeated by Conservative candidate Ambrose Bury finishing second in the three way race.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1922). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. Gale Canada. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton East results". Parliament of Canada. October 29, 1925. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 

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