Fonds PR4191 - Al Adair fonds

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Al Adair fonds

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    PR4191

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    • 1968-1992 (Creation)

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    26.15 m of textual records

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    Name of creator

    (1929-1996)

    Biographical history

    James Allen "Al" Adair was born in Edmonton in 1929. He moved to Peace River in 1953 to work as a seed dealer, later working for a catering firm and then at radio station CKYL as an announcer and an executive. He was involved in many community organizations, including baseball and hockey associations. He received the nickname "Boomer" either for his distinctive on-air radio voice or his ability to score runs in baseball. He married Joyce Johnson (1935-2019) in 1960, and together they had three children: Rick, Rob, and Cathy (Grose).

    He was elected as a Progressive Conservative MLA in 1971 for the Peace River electoral district. He served as a Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for northern development and indigenous issues (1971-1975), Minister of Recreation, Parks and Wildlife (1975-1979), Minister of Tourism and Small Business (1979-1985), Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs (1985-1986), and Minister of Transportation and Utilities (1986-1992). He retired from provincial politics at the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly in 1993.

    After he retired, he co-authored a memoir about his political career, "Boomer: My Life with Peter, Don and Ralph," published in 1994.

    He died in Peace River in 1996.

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    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of records created and received by Al Adair during his career as an MLA and a cabinet minister. The fonds is divided into the following series:

    • Minister without Portfolio records, including records of his predecessor Adolph Fimrite that Adair received upon taking office;
    • Constituency and personal records; and
    • Northern Alberta Development Council records.

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    The records were acquired by donation.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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