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Alberta's Premiers


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Premier Party Date of
Office
Frederick W.A.G. Haultain, Premier of North West Territories
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Non-partisan 1897
Alexander Rutherford
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Plaque honours Rutherford
Rutherford story appears in Osgoode Township Historical Society & Museum newsletter, 1999 -
(1 of 3), (2 of 3), (3 of 3)
Liberal Sept. 2, 1905
Arthur L. Sifton
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Liberal May 26, 1910
Charles (Chas.) Stewart
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Liberal Oct. 30, 1917
Herbert Greenfield
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
United Farmers Aug. 13, 1921
John Edward Brownlee
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
United Farmers Nov 23, 1925
Richard Gavin Reid
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
United Farmers July 10, 1934

William Aberhart
Family History
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Social Credit
Sept. 3, 1935
Ernest C. Manning
Profile By Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Social Credit May 31, 1943
Harry E. Strom
Profile By Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Social Credit Dec. 12, 1968
Peter Lougheed
Profile By Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Progressive Conservative Sept. 10, 1971
Don Getty
Profile By Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Progressive Conservative Nov. 1, 1985
Ralph Klein
Profile by Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Progressive Conservative Dec. 14, 1992
Edward Stelmach
Profile by Legislative Aseembly of Alberta
Progressive Conservative Dec. 14, 2006
Alison Redford, QC
Profile by Legislative Aseembly of Alberta
Progressive Conservative Oct. 7, 2011

 

Doug Hughes, President of the (Box 74, 7814 Rideau Street, Vernon, Ontario K0A 3J0 613-821-4062 and leave a message) has written the AFHS as follows:

 

Greetings from Osgoode Township, Ontario.

 

I just thought you might like to know that we have a Historical Site plaque in front of our museum in Vernon, Ontario honouring Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first Premier of Alberta.

 

The plaque reads:

 

"Alexander Cameron Rutherford 1857 - 1941

 

"The first premier of Alberta. Rutherford was born in Osgoode Township of Scottish parents and educated at McGill University. In 1895, after practicing law in Ottawa and Kemptville, he moved to Strathcona, near Edmonton. Elected to the territorial assembly seven years later. Rutherford achieved prominence as deputy speaker of the legislature. When the Province of Alberta was created in 1905, he became premier, provincial treasurer and minister of education in the first government. Rutherford skillfully established the province's administrative, judicial and educational frameworks but prolonged debate regarding a controversial railway policy precipitated his resignation as premier in 1910. Although retired from politics after 1913 he retained an active interest in education matters serving as chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1927 until his death."

 

This was erected some years ago by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship an Culture.

 

If anyone is interested in visiting our little museum if they are in the Ottawa area we are about 25 miles (40 km) south of Ottawa right beside highway 31 which is the continuation of Bank Street.

 

Our summer hours are from noon to 4:00pm:

  • April - May: Thur, Fri
  • June: Wed, Thur, Fri
  • July - Thanksgiving: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
  • Thanksgiving - October: Wed, Thur, Fri
  • November: Thur, Fri
  • December - March: closed

We will be celebrating Pioneer Day on Saturday, July 24, noon to 4:00 pm with special outdoor displays and a Strawberry Social.