Frank Pierpoint Appleby


Frank Pierpoint Appleby

Frank Pierpoint Appleby is a former provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1986.

Early life

Appleby enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He attained the rank of Sergeant and ran in the 1944 Alberta general election service men vote. In that election he finished fifth out of a field of seven candidates taking just over 12% of the popular vote.cite news|date=February 6, 1945|publisher=The Albertan|title=2 Calgarians Elected in Servicemen's Vote|pages=12]

Political career

Appleby would return to politics by running as a Progressive Conservative candidate 27 years late in the 1971 Alberta general election. He ran in the Athabasca electoral district defeating two other candidate and taking 46% of the popular vote.cite web|url=http://www.abheritage.ca/abpolitics/database/maps_choice.asp?Year=1971&Constit=Athabasca|title=Athabasca election results 1971|publisher=Alberta Heritage Foundation|accessdate=2008-05-26] He ran for a second term in office in the 1975 Alberta general election taking the district with almost 60% of the popular vote, this would be his biggest percentage of victory during his career.cite web|url=http://www.abheritage.ca/abpolitics/database/maps_choice.asp?Year=1975&Constit=Athabasca|title=Athabasca election results 1975|publisher=Alberta Heritage Foundation|accessdate=2008-05-26] He ran for a third term in office in the 1979 Alberta general election. His popular vote would increased for a third straight time, but his percentage of popular vote would slightly decline as he still won the district easily.cite web|url=http://www.abheritage.ca/abpolitics/database/maps_choice.asp?Year=1979&Constit=Athabasca|title=Athabasca election results 1979|publisher=Alberta Heritage Foundation|accessdate=2008-05-26] Appleby would run for a fourth and final term in the 1982 Alberta general election. He would win the highest popular vote of his political career, but fell short of the percentage of vote he won in 1979.cite web|url=http://www.abheritage.ca/abpolitics/database/maps_choice.asp?Year=1982&Constit=Athabasca|title=Athabasca election results 1982|publisher=Alberta Heritage Foundation|accessdate=2008-05-26]

The Frank Appleby Professional Award is named in his honor and given out by the College of Alberta Professional Foresters who have made exemplary and significant contributions to the College.cite web|url=http://www.professionalforesters.ab.ca/professionalaward.htm|title=CAPF - Frank Appleby Professional Award|publisher=College of Alberta Professional Foresters|accessdate=2008-05-26]

References

External links

* [http://www.assembly.ab.ca/legislaturecentennial/pdf/membersBooklet.pdf Legislative Assembly of Alberta Members Listing]


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