Robert Pearson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1921–1926
Preceded byWilliam Cushing
Thomas Tweedie
Succeeded byAlexander McGillivray
John Irwin
George Webster
Robert Parkyn
ConstituencyCalgary
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Province at Large
In office
1917–1921
Personal details
Born(1879-05-18)May 18, 1879
Ethel, Ontario
DiedJuly 3, 1956(1956-07-03) (aged 77)
Calgary, Alberta
Political partyNone (independent)
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Occupationsoldier, politician

Captain Robert Pearson (May 18, 1879 – July 3, 1956) was a soldier and politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for two terms between 1917 and 1926.

Early life

Robert Pearson was born May 18, 1879 in Ethel, Ontario to Robert Pearson and Susan Musgrove, he was educated at Listowel High School, and later attended Toronto University attaining a Bachelor of Arts. Pearson would marry Beulah P. Colling on September 16, 1908 and have one daughter.[1] He would serve overseas during the First World War with the Canadian Expeditionary Force 49th Battalion and 31st Battalion.[1]

Political career

Pearson was first elected as a non-partisan to the 4th Alberta Legislature in the 1917 Alberta general election as the top pick in the, At large soldiers' and nurses vote from voters fighting overseas in the First World War. Roberta MacAdams was elected second in the block vote by a very narrow margin behind his total.

He kept his seat in the legislature after the war by running in the 1921 Alberta general election and becoming the fifth person elected in a block vote in the Calgary electoral district to the 5th Alberta Legislature. Robert served his 2nd term in office as an Independent.[2] He did not run again in 1926 and retired from the legislature after two terms.

References

  1. ^ a b Normandin, A. L., ed. (1926). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Ottawa: Mortimer Company Ltd. p. 541. ISBN 9781414401416. ISSN 0315-6168. OCLC 893686591. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Calgary results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17.