Albert Robertson

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Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 3, 1952 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1864
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 3, 1952 (87)

About

As the first Leader of the Opposition in Alberta, he led the Conservatives in the Legislative Assembly from 1905 until 1909. He advocated for public ownership of the telephone system and railways.

Before Fame

He was a farmer and managed a lumber company, Nanton Grain & Lumber, before entering politics. He beat Liberal Richard Alfred Wallace, although the results were tallied for over a month.

Trivia

He was defeated in the 1909 election, after which he became a lawyer and practiced in Three Hills.

Family Life

He was seen as a newcomer when he ran in the 1905 Alberta provincial election, even though he had been a resident of Nanton in the High River district for years.

Associated With

He defeated Conservative leader R.B. Bennett in the primary election.