Aalborg, Anders

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Aalborg, Anders

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        Anders Aalborg was born in Oxville, Alberta in 1914. Graduating from Provincial Normal School in Edmonton in 1933, he taught in the Lloydminster area and also served as a school principal. He married Catherine May Burn (1914-2002) in 1939, and together they had two children, John and Roberta Mae.

        After an initial unsuccessful campaign in 1945, he was elected as a Social Credit MLA in 1948 in the Alexandra electoral district. He served as Minister of Education (1952-1964), Provincial Treasurer (1964-1971) and Minister of Telephones (1967-1968). He served as Acting Premier between the terms of Ernest Manning and Harry Strom. He retired from politics at the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly in 1971.

        He moved to British Columbia in 1972 and died in Surrey, BC, in 2000.


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