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RANDOLPH HUGH MCKINNON (July 22, 1917 – c. June 10, 2006) was a provincial politician from Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1959 to 1967 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in government. During his time in office McKinnon served as a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Ernest Manning from 1964 to 1967.

POLITICAL CAREER

McKinnon ran for a seat to the Alberta
Alberta
Legislature in the new electoral district of Strathcona West as a candidate for the Social Credit party in the 1959 Alberta
Alberta
general election . He defeated three other candidates in a hotly contested race with less than half the popular vote to pick up the seat for his party.

McKinnon ran for a second term in the 1963 Alberta
Alberta
general election . He won a higher popular vote defeating three other candidates with a sizable majority.

After the election Premier Ernest Manning
Ernest Manning
appointed McKinnon to the Executive Council of Alberta
Alberta
on July 31, 1964 giving him the Education portfolio. McKinnon ran for a third term in the 1967 Alberta
Alberta
general election . This time McKinnon would be defeated finishing a close second out of four candidates. He lost to Progressive Conservative candidate Don Getty .

REFERENCES

* ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168 . Retrieved July 24, 2015. * ^ "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). Legislative Assembly Office. 19 June 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2015. * ^ " Strathcona West Official Results 1959 Alberta
Alberta
general election". Alberta
Alberta
Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2010. * ^ " Strathcona West Official Results 1963 Alberta
Alberta
general election". Alberta
Alberta
Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2010. * ^ " Strathcona West Official Results 1967 Alberta
Alberta
general election". Alberta
Alberta
Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2010.

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