Herbert Crawford

Herbert Howard Crawford (March 10, 1878 – 1946) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He was born in Brampton, Ontario.[1]

Crawford attempted a run at Edmonton municipal politics running for the position of Public School Trustee in the December 1912 Edmonton Municipal Election. He was unsuccessful in his bid to win a seat finishing 6th out of 7 candidates.

Less than a year later in the 1913 Alberta general election Crawford ran in the new Edmonton South against former premier Alexander Cameron Rutherford. Crawford defeated Rutherford by a substantial plurality that was not expected.[2]

He would run for a second term in office in the 1917 Alberta general election. Crawford increased his margin of victory to win Edmonton South by a comfortable majority.

Edmonton South would be abolished in the 1921 Alberta general election as the 3 Edmonton ridings would be amalgamated into a single constituency with 5 seats electing members under a block vote. Crawford would go down to defeat finishing 9th out of the field of 26 candidates. He would attempt to re-gain a seat in the 1926 Alberta general election but again was substantially defeated under the new Single Transferable Vote system.


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  • Alberta Legislature Membership Listing
Preceded by
New District
MLA Edmonton South
Succeeded by
District Abolished
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