Fonds PR4179 - Bert Hohol fonds

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Bert Hohol fonds

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    • 1971-1978 (Creation)

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    61.74 m of textual records

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    Dr. Albert Edward Hohol was born in Syzpentitz, Alberta in 1922. He received his early education in Syzpentitz and Two Hills. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served in Europe. He married Katherine Chrapko (1920-2008) in 1946, and together they had two children: Milt and Barbara.

    He taught in the Edmonton area and attended the University of Alberta, where he received his Bachelors degree in Education in 1950. He became a school principal and ultimately an associate school superintendent in Edmonton. He received his Masters degree in Education from the University of Alberta in 1954 and a PhD from the University of Oregon in 1967. He served on the boards of several provincial and local organizations that dealt with education, young offenders and mental health issues.

    He was elected as a Progressive Conservative MLA in 1971 for the Edmonton-Belmont electoral district. He served as Minister of Labour (1971-1972), Minister of Manpower and Labour (1972-1975), and Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1975-1979). He retired at the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly in 1979.

    After leaving office, he served on the Worker's Compensation Board and on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Alberta.

    He died in Edmonton in 2017.

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    The fonds consists of the records of Bert Hohol created and received during his tenure as an MLA (1971-1979), Minister of Labour (1971-1972), Minister of Manpower and Labour (1972-1975) and Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1975-1979).

    The files include correspondence with other government departments; correspondence with divisions and branches within the department; day files, reports, subject files relating to meetings, councils, delegations to cabinet; and general subject files relating to a wide range of issues, including labour legislation, strikes, colleges and universities. The fonds also includes Hohol's constituency files; speeches; personal files; invitations; and appointment books.

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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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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accessions PR1981.0030 and PR1984.0034.

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