Historical Biographies of Mayors and Councillors 1892-2006

 
Edmonton Mayors: M. McCauley (First Mayor), K.A. Blatchford, H.D. Ainlay, I.G. Dent, S. Mandel

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The short biographies have been compiled from a number of sources available at the Edmonton Public Library. These sources, noted with each biographical entry, often contain other biographical data and can be consulted in the library if more information on a particular person is needed.


 Newman, Kenneth Gordon

Born in Hand Hills , Alberta, on August 29, 1917. Former insurance and real estate agent. Councillor in Jasper Place, 1952-1957. Mayor of Jasper Place, 1957-1964. Past president of Edmonton Area Industrial Association. Member of the Development Appeal Board for almost 16 years. Member, Greater Edmonton Foundation and Edmonton Exhibition Association. Chairman, Royal Alexandra Hospital Board. Married. Three children from previous marriage. Son Bryan died in a car accident in October 1982.

Additional Photos:
City of Edmonton municipal manual, 1977-1980, p. 6


Source of Text:
Aldermanic biographies
Alberta who’s who 1st ed., p. 314
Edmonton Journal, September 27, 1983, p. B1

 
 
 Nickel, Mike

Born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1965. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Alberta; Master of Arts in Statistics and Media Studies, University of Alberta. President, University of Alberta Students' Union; Vice President, Graduate Students’ Association. Involved himself full-time in family’s marble and granite business Western MarbleCraft after graduating from university, and started up a retail division Artisan Stone and Tile Works. Founding member of the Edmonton Stickmen group. Founder of Edmonton St. Patrick’s Day Parade (1998), and the Municipal Policy Coalition (1999). Chairman, Capital Region LRT Group (1999-2001) a group dedicated to planning a 50 year vision for LRT in the region. Member of the Edmonton Manning PC Constituency Association, the Edmonton North Conservative Constituency Association, and the Greater Edmonton Home Builders Association. Ran for mayor unsuccessfully in 1998 and 2001. Married to Leanne in 2001. One son, Reagan.

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Source of Text:
http://www.mikenickel.ca

 
 
 Noce, Robert

Born in Edmonton. 28 years old in October 95. Lawyer with Duncan & Craig 1992-2008, Miller Thomson LLP 2008-current. Nine years at St. Francis of Assisi; honors student at Archbishop MacDonald High School; law degree from University of Alberta, 1991. Community activities include volunteer radio broadcaster with CKER, and work for Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, and Edmonton Catholic Social Services and the ST. Thomas More Lawyers Guild of Northern Alberta. Appointed Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) in 2007. Marital status: Married in 2004 to Nicole Lachance.

Additional Photos:
Edmonton Journal, October 8, 1995, p. B3

Source of Text:
Edmonton Journal, October 8, 1995, p. B3
Edmonton Examiner, September 4, 1998, p. 403
Updated with further information supplied by the firm Miller Thomson LLP, June 2008

 
 
 Norris, Paul J.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on April 9, 1926. B.Sc. in geology from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigosh, Nova Scotia; engineering diploma from University of Alberta, 1953. Worked as staff geologist for Calgary oil company, then attended law school for two years. Established his own company, Norris Holdings Ltd., in 1955. President, Fintry Resources Ltd. Active in many associations and societies; financial chairman of Edmonton Opera Association (1977); regional director, Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta (1968-1977); member of University of Alberta Senate (1977-1980); founding member, Royal Glenora Club; member, Edmonton Petroleum Club. Unsuccessful provincial PC candidate in 1967. Married to Doreen Cohn in 1951. Nine children.

Additional Photos:
A civic handbook, 1980-1983, p. 30

Source of Text:
Aldermanic biographies
Alberta who’s who 1st ed., p. 317-318
Edmonton Journal, November 3, 1977, p. 21

 
 
 Nugent, Terence (Terry) James

Born in Taber, Alberta, on December 9, 1920; son of Patrick Bernard and Bridget (nee Duke) Nugent. Attended elementary and high schools in Camrose and Edmonton; B.A, L.L.B, University of Alberta, 1946-1951. Called to Alberta bar in 1952. Served in WWII, 1942-1946; discharged with the rank of corporal. Partner, Main, Nugent & Forbes, 1954-1970; partner, Johnson, Nugent and MacLean, 1970-. Ran as federal PC candidate for Edmonton-Strathcona in 1957 and defeated; elected in the same constituency in 1958 and represented this constituency until his defeat in 1968. Member of Canadian Legion, Edmonton Lions Club; Unitarian by religion. Married to Irene Glugowski on August 7, 1946. One son.

Additional Photos:
Edmonton Journal, October 10, 1974, p. 20

Source of Text:
Aldermanic biographies
Canadian who's who, 1958-60, p. 843-844