♂ Arthur L.W. Sifton

Record
56675 · 6729
Type of record
Elected candidate
Known but unelected candidate
Perennial candidate
Deceased Performance: 70%
 
North-Western Territory 5 3 2
Alberta 4 3 1
Canada 1 1 0
Total 10 7 3
Birth Death Lived Died in office
26 October 1858
(163 years 9 months ago)
21 January 1921
(101 years 6 months ago)
62 years 2 months Yes
Personal links
Who ...is/was his Note
John W. Sifton (1833–1912) Father
Theodore A. Burrows (1857–1929) Brother-in-law
Clifford Sifton (1861–1929) Brother
Service summary
Legislature Total Government Opposition
North-Western Territory
Days years months days
653 1 9 15
Days years months days
653 1 9 15
Days years months days
0 0 0 0
Alberta
Days years months days
2,637 7 2 19
Days years months days
2,637 7 2 19
Days years months days
0 0 0 0
Canada
Days years months days
1,131 3 1 4
Days years months days
1,131 3 1 4
Days years months days
0 0 0 0
Total > 
Days years months days
4,421 12 1 9
Days years months days
4,421 12 1 9
Days years months days
0 0 0 0
Leadership roles
  Duration
# Legislature Party M Int Role Age Dates y m d
1. AB 2 LIB 1 Party leader 51–58 26 May 1910 — 12 Oct 1917 7 4 16
2. AB 2–4 LIB 1 Premier 51–59 26 May 1910 — 29 Oct 1917 7 5 3
3. CA 12–13 PC 1 Minister 58–60 12 Oct 1917 — 01 Sep 1919 1 10 20
4. CA 13 PC 1 Minister 59 14 May 1918 — 17 May 1918 0 0 3
5. CA 13 PC 1 Minister 60–61 03 Sep 1919 — 30 Dec 1919 0 3 27
6. CA 13 PC 1 Minister 61–62 31 Dec 1919 — 21 Jan 1921 1 0 21
 3. Customs
 4. Inland Revenue
 5. Public Works
 6. Secretary of State of Canada
Electoral history
→ 10 recorded electoral participations
→ 13 electoral path points
 
→ 4 known challengers:
 
Robert G. Brett  m  (2 runoffs)
Oswald A. Critchley  m 
Alexander Lucas  m 
Robert M. Patterson  m 
 
Territorial
Ass.: 3
North-Western Territory West Calgary
31 October 1894 Age:
36
Defeated but would be elected to this legislature
General 3/3 INDO 30.54% 204 of 668 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Winner > INDE 35.33% 236 (+32) Oswald A. Critchley  m  ( 30 )
ID: 30541(F) — 21 Jul 2021 17:10 ET
Territorial
Ass.: 4
North-Western Territory Banff
4 November 1898 Age:
40
Defeated but would be elected to this legislature
General 2/2 LICO 49.72% 179 of 360 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Winner > LIB 50.28% 181 (+2) Robert G. Brett  m  ( 46 )
ID: 30545(F) — 1 Mar 2022 12:49 ET
Territorial
Ass.: 4
North-Western Territory Banff
27 June 1899 Age:
40
→ New to this legislature
By-Election 1/2 LICO 54.83% 193 of 352 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > LIB 45.17% 159 (-34) Robert G. Brett  m  ( 47 )
  Post-Election...
27 June 1899 > 40 LICO Vac. Resigned: Successfully ran in a ministerial by-election
ID: 30615(F) — 1 Mar 2022 12:49 ET Service: 0 year 0 month (Gov't)
Territorial
Ass.: 4
North-Western Territory Banff
22 March 1901 Age:
42
Re-elected to this legislature
By-Election 1/1 LICO 0.00% 0 of 0 Elig.: n/a Parti.: n/a
By acclamation  
ID: 30658(F) — 21 Jul 2021 17:10 ET Service: 1 year 1 month 28 days (Gov't)
Territorial
Ass.: 5
North-Western Territory Banff
21 May 1902 Age:
43
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LICO 81.32% 296 of 364 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > LIB 18.68% 68 (-228) Robert Smith  m 
  Post-Election...
5 January 1903 > 44 LICO Vac. Resigned: To accept an appointment (judge, senator, etc.)
ID: 30577(F) — 1 Mar 2022 12:52 ET Service: 0 year 7 months 15 days (Gov't) Exit from legislature →
Territorial
Ass.: 5
North-Western Territory Banff
4 February 1903 Age:
44
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
By-Election  
Successor > LIB 57.68% 263 of 456 Charles W. Fisher  m  ( 36 )
ID: 30616(F) — 21 Jul 2021 17:10 ET
Provincial
Ass.: 2
Alberta Vermilion
29 June 1910 Age:
51
→ Return to this legislature after hiatus
By-Election 1/2 LIB 58.91% 1,018 of 1,728 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > PC 41.09% 710 (-308) J.G. Clark  m 
  Post-Election...
26 May 1910 > 51 n/a LIB Became premier
ID: 27460(F) — 5 Mar 2022 15:38 ET Service: 2 years 8 months 24 days (Gov't)
Provincial
Ass.: 3
Alberta Macleod
17 April 1913 Age:
54
Defeated incumbent Exit from legislature →
General 2/2 LIB 49.17% 560 of 1,139 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Winner > PC 50.83% 579 (+19) Robert M. Patterson  m  ( 58 )
ID: 27489(F) — 18 Oct 2021 12:50 ET
Provincial
Ass.: 3
Alberta Vermilion
17 April 1913 Age:
54
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/3 LIB 47.68% 772 of 1,619 Elig.: 1,981 Parti.: 82.03%
Loser > PC 35.27% 571 (-201) J.G. Clark  m 
  Post-Election...
25 March 1913 > 54 n/a LIB Became premier
ID: 27508(F) — 26 Jul 2021 09:58 ET Service: 4 years 1 month 20 days (Gov't)
Provincial
Ass.: 4
Alberta Vermilion
7 June 1917 Age:
58
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/2 LIB 63.03% 2,063 of 3,273 Elig.: 4,030 Parti.: 81.44%
Loser > PC 36.97% 1,210 (-853) John B. Burch  m 
  Post-Election...
7 June 1917 > 58 n/a LIB Became premier at election
12 October 1917 > 58 LIB Vac. Resigned: Successfully ran federally
ID: 27581(F) — 5 Mar 2022 17:05 ET Service: 0 year 4 months 5 days (Gov't) Exit from legislature →
Provincial
Ass.: 4
Alberta Vermilion
19 November 1917 Age:
59
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
By-Election  
Successor > LIB 0.00% 0 of 0 Arthur W. Ebbett  m  ( 51 )
ID: 27589(F) — 26 Jul 2021 09:58 ET
Federal
Ass.: 13
Alberta Medicine Hat
17 December 1917 Age:
59
→ New to this legislature
General 1/3 CONS 63.04% 6,869 of 10,897 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Loser > LIB 32.74% 3,568 (-3,301) Clifford B. Reilly  m 
  Post-Election...
21 January 1921 > 62 PC Vac. Died in office
ID: 21276(F) — 23 Jan 2022 19:44 ET Service: 3 years 1 month 4 days (Gov't) Exit from legislature →
Federal
Ass.: 13
Alberta Medicine Hat
27 June 1921 Age:
62
Deceased
By-Election  
Successor > PROG 79.58% 13,133 of 16,502 Robert Gardiner  m  ( 42 )
ID: 21523(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:28 ET
→ 9 online biographical references
 
Lg  Hyperlink  Retrieved on
EN Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Sifton, Arthur Lewis Watkins 18 April 2021
FR Dictionnaire biographique du Canada: Sifton, Arthur Lewis Watkins 18 April 2021
EN Legislative Assembly of Alberta: The Right Honourable Arthur L.W. Sifton PC, KC 18 April 2021
EN Manitoba Historical Society, Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Lewis Sifton (1858-?) 18 April 2021
EN Parliament of Canada (ParlInfo): The Right Hon. Arthur Lewis W. Sifton, P.C., M.P. 18 April 2021
FR Parlement du Canada (ParlInfo): Le très hon. Arthur Lewis W. Sifton, C.P., député 18 April 2021
EN Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, SELD: North-West Territories: Council and Legislative Assembly, 1876-1905: (pp. 1-3, 12-13, 19, 21, 35) 18 April 2021
EN Wikipedia: Arthur Sifton 18 April 2021
FR Wikipédia: Arthur Lewis Sifton 18 April 2021
Rev.: 18 Apr 2021 @ 17:01 ET
Gen.: 17 Aug 2022 @ 18:58 ET