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William Thomas Lucas

William Thomas Lucas

Canadian politician
William Thomas Lucas
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Canadian politician
Was Politician
From Canada
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 26 July 1875
Death 27 March 1973 (aged 97 years)
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

William Thomas Lucas (July 26, 1875 – March 27, 1973) was a Canadian farmer and a federal politician.
He was born in Bailieboro, Ontario in 1875 to John William and Margaret (née Fair) Lucas, both of Irish descent. He attended public schooling in the Bailieboro area as well as the Ontario Agricultural College. In 1903, Lucas married Charlotte "Lottie" Perrin, of Bailieboro. With her he had three children. His religion was listed as Anglican.
Lucas was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1921 Canadian federal election as a United Farmers of Alberta candidate. He defeated 2 other candidates including former Alberta MLA James Bismark Holden in a landslide where he captured 81% of the vote to win his first term in office.
His electoral district was abolished due to redistribution and he ran for re-election in the new Camrose riding in the 1925 Canadian federal election. He defended his incumbency less than a year later when the minority government of Arthur Meighen fell. Lucas won a third term in the 1926 Canadian federal election defeating Liberal candidate Donald McIvor. McIvor and Lucas would face each other again in the 1930 Canadian federal election he would be re-elected increasing his margin of victory over McIvor.
In 1932, the other 8 United Farmers of Alberta MPs joined the newly founded Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and ran as CCF candidates in the 1935 Canadian federal election. Lucas refused to join the CCF and ran instead as a Conservative and finished third behind Social Credit candidate James Alexander Marshall and George Smith of the Liberal Party.
During his terms in office, he resided at Lougheed, Alberta where he also farmed.
When his son, John W. (Jack) died in January 1960, William T. Lucas and Charlotte Perrin, his parents were listed as survivors.
William Thomas Lucas died March 27, 1973 in Peterborough.

Electoral history

Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta William Thomas Lucas 11,402
Liberal CONNOLLY, Christopher Fraser 1,780
Conservative James Bismark Holden 907
Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta William Thomas Lucas 4,202
Liberal THOMAS, John Wilson 1,885
Conservative SCOTT, Albert 1,409
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta William Thomas Lucas 5,100
Liberal MCIVOR, Donald Randolph 3,490
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers of Alberta William Thomas Lucas 6,462
Liberal MCIVOR, Donald Randolph 4,432
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Social Credit James Alexander Marshall 8,776
Liberal George P. Smith 2,438
Conservative William Thomas Lucas 2,051

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