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George Gibson Coote

George Gibson Coote (born: August 18, 1880 Oakville, Ontario - died: November 24, 1959) was an accountant, bank manager, farmer, and Canadian federal politician.

Political career

Coote was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1921 Canadian federal election as a Progressive Party of Canada candidate in the Macleod electoral district. He defeated 3 other candidates in a landslide. Coote ran for re-election in the 1925 Canadian federal election he won a hotly contested election against former Conservative Member of Parliament John Herron and Alberta MLA Thomas Milnes.[1]

Less than a year later he defended his incumbency after the governing coalition fell apart in the 1926 Canadian federal election. He was elected defeating John Herron increasing his plurality. He ran in that election under the United Farmers of Alberta banner. Coote ran for his 5th term in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1930 Canadian federal election and was re-elected.

Coote was a member of the Ginger Group of radical MPs in the 1920s and early 1930s. A founding member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation he, like all but one of the eight UFA MPs, ran for re-election under the CCF banner in the 1935 Canadian federal election. He was defeated by Ernest George Hansell from the Social Credit Party of Canada.[2]


External links

  • George Coote Fonds Glenbow Museum
  • Federal Political Experience George Gibson Coote
Preceded by
Hugh Murray Shaw
Member of Parliament Macleod
Succeeded by
Ernest George Hansell

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