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PERCY DWIGHT WICKMAN (June 10, 1941 – July 3, 2004) was a Canadian politician and well-known activist for people with disabilities. He was born in Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
, Ontario
Ontario
.

Wickman served as an alderman on Edmonton City Council from 1977 to 1986. He made headlines when he was elected as Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud after unseating Alberta
Alberta
premier Don Getty
Don Getty
in the 1989 election , despite the fact Getty had otherwise won a majority government. In 1993 election and 1997 election Wickman was re-elected as the MLA for Edmonton Rutherford . Wickman retired from politics in 2001.

Wickman died in 2004 due to a paraplegic-related illness.