Fonds PR4064 - Bob Clark fonds

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Bob Clark fonds

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    • [1966-1971] (Creation)

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    3.10 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Robert Curtis "Bob" Clark was born in Acme, Alberta in 1937. He began a teaching career in the County of Mountain View in 1956. He married Norma Holmes in 1964, and together they had two children: Dean Clark and Donna (van Tetering).

    He was elected as a Social Credit MLA for the electoral districts of Didsbury (1960-1963) and Olds-Didsbury (1963-1981). He served as Minister of Youth (1966-1970) and Minister of Education (1968-1971). Although the Social Credit Party was defeated in the 1971 election, Clark retained his seat. He served as Leader of the Opposition from 1973 to 1980, resigning as party leader in 1980 and as an MLA in 1981.

    After his political career, he served as a public relations consultant, board member of the Alberta Special Waste Management Corporation, and in volunteer positions with local hockey organizations. He served as Alberta's Ethics Commissioner from 1995-2003 and its Information and Privacy Commissioner from 1995-2001. He chaired Alberta's Electoral Boundaries Commission from 2002-2003. He served as the Ethics Advisor for the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board from 2002-2007.

    He received a honorary doctorate in law from the University of Calgary in 1988 and was inducted in the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 2020.

    He died in Carstairs, Alberta in 2020.

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    The fonds consists of records created and received by Bob Clark during his terms as Minister of Education, Minister of Youth, and as a cabinet minister generally. The files include correspondence, newspaper clippings, submissions, and reports pertaining to teachers as well as education and youth issues.

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    The records were acquired through a direct transfer from Executive Council.


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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes parts of accession GR1979.0025.

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