Frederick Charles Colborne
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 8, 1944 – August 17, 1948
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
ConstituencyRoyal Canadian Air Force
In office
August 17, 1948 – June 18, 1959
Preceded byFred Anderson
Andrew Davison
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
In office
June 18, 1959 – August 29, 1971
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
ConstituencyCalgary Centre
Personal details
Born(1916-11-14)November 14, 1916
DiedApril 19, 2006(2006-04-19) (aged 89)
Political partyAlberta Social Credit Party
Military career
Allegiance Canada
Service/branchRoyal Canadian Air Force
Years of service1940–Unknown
RankWing Commander
UnitNo. 5 Squadron RCAF

Frederick C. Colborne (November 14, 1916 – April 19, 2006) D.F.C., of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in 1944 and served until 1971.

Early life

He served in Newfoundland during WWII, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Political career

In 1944, there were 3 members of the armed forces (army, navy, and air force) elected to the Legislature. These three members did not represent a specific constituency but instead spoke for the men and women serving overseas in the Second World War. These 3 representatives had no political affiliation and sat on the opposition side of the House. Colborne was the representative of the Air Force.

He served on Calgary city council 1947–1948.[1]

In 1948, he was elected in the Calgary electoral district as a member of the Alberta Social Credit Party. During his lengthy service as an MLA, he also became a member of Cabinet, serving initially as a Minister without Portfolio. In 1962, he became Minister of Public Works and then, in 1967, Minister of Municipal Affairs. He was defeated in Calgary Currie in the 1971 Alberta general election by Fred Peacock of the Progressive Conservatives. After his defeat from the Legislature he did not return to provincial politics.[2]


  1. ^ City of Calgary Archives aldermanic gallery
  2. ^ "Calgary Currie Official Results 1971". Alberta Heritage. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2008-03-30.
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Preceded byNew Position MLA Airforce 1945–1948 Succeeded byDistrict Abolished Preceded byAndrew DavisonFred Anderson MLA Calgary 1948–1959 Preceded byNew District MLA Calgary Centre 1959–1971