Tom Thurber

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Tom Thurber
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1989–2001
Preceded by Shirley Cripps (Drayton Valley)
Succeeded by Tony Abbott (Drayton Valley-Calmar)
Constituency Drayton Valley (1989–1993)
Drayton Valley-Calmar (1993–2001)
Personal details
Born(1934-10-26)October 26, 1934
Herronton, Alberta
DiedMarch 7, 2010(2010-03-07) (aged 75)
Rimbey, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Occupationfarmer

Thomas George Thurber was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1989. He was born in Herronton, Alberta. [1]

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Political career

Thurber was first elected to the Alberta Legislature in the 1989 Alberta general election. He won the electoral district of Drayton Valley holding it for the Progressive Conservatives by a wide margin. [2] Drayton Valley was abolished in 1993 and reconstituted into Drayton Valley-Calmar. He ran for re-election in the 1993 Alberta general election and won the new riding with an increased plurality. He ran for a third term in office in the 1997 Alberta general election winning the biggest margin of his career defeating three other candidates. [3] In July 1999 Thurber was one of three Alberta MLAs to participate in the Partnership of Parliaments parliamentarian exchange program with Germany. [4] He retired from public politics at dissolution of the legislature in 2001.

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References

  1. "Drayton Valley Official Results 1989". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-03-26.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Drayton Valley-Calmar Official Results 1997". Alberta Heritage. Retrieved 2008-03-26.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "C P A - Alberta Branch 1999 Annual Report". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved 2008-03-27.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)