Fonds PR1350 - A.M. Brownlee fonds

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A.M. Brownlee fonds

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    • 1929 (Creation)

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    3 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Born in Guelph, Ontario, Alan Marshall Brownlee was the son of Florence Agnes (Edy) and John Edward Brownlee. John Edward Brownlee was a dominant figure in the United Farmers of Alberta and, following the resignation of Premier Greenfield, John E. Brownlee was appointed Premier of Alberta effective November 23, 1925 until his resignation effective July 10, 1934.

    Alan received his law degree from the University of Alberta in 1941 and served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. After leaving the military, he returned to Edmonton and opened a law practice with his father known as Brownlee and Brownlee. After his father's death in 1961. Alan continued to practice law, and had a long-term partnership with Gareth Fryett as the firm Brownlee and Fryett.

    He married Kitty Melinda (Kaye) Jelks in 1947. They retired to Victoria, British Columbia in 1980, and he died there in 2007.

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    The fonds consists of a photograph of Prime Minister Mackenzie King and Alberta Premier John E. Brownlee at the signing of the agreement transferring control of natural resources from the Federal government to the Provincial government, December 14, 1929, and an original and a copy by telephoto process of John E. Brownlee.

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    A.M. Brownlee deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1983.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from the Legislature Library publication The Honourable John E. Brownlee, 1925-34,, accessed December 7, 2004 and from the Henderson's Edmonton, Alberta, City Directory. One of the photographs can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the number A.10,924.

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        Includes accession PR1983.0116.

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