Albert Ludwig

Albert Ludwig
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
1959–1975
Constituency Calgary North East (1959–63)
Calgary East (1963–71)
Calgary-Mountain View (1971–75)
Personal details
Born (1919-11-14)November 14, 1919
Melfort, Saskatchewan
Died February 16, 2019(2019-02-16) (aged 99)
Calgary, Alberta
Political party Alberta Liberal Party; Liberal Party of Canada
Occupation lawyer, soldier

Albert Ludwig (November 14, 1919 – February 16, 2019) was a Canadian politician and World War II combat veteran, lawyer, judge and author from Alberta.

Early life

Ludwig was born in 1919 in Melfort, Saskatchewan.[1] Ludwig joined the Canadian Army in 1940, and transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. Albert was forced to abandon his plane over France.

Political career

Ludwig served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the Social Credit Party of Alberta through four terms from 1959 to 1975. Ludwig was nominated in the 1975 Alberta general election but due to his wife's terminal illness that year he did not campaign and therefore lost the election to John Kushner. After this election he left politics to practice law.

Ludwig did not limit himself to provincial politics. He ran twice federally in Calgary East for the Liberal Party of Canada, he lost both times again to John Kushner who also left provincial politics to run federally. After failing to gain office federally he was appointed as a Judge to the Provincial Criminal Court of Alberta and served that position from 1980 until his retirement 1989.

Ludwig was nominated as the Liberal candidate in Calgary Foothills only days before the 1997 Alberta general election but was unable to regain a seat in the legislature and was defeated by incumbent Pat Black.

Ludwig was also a co-author of The Canadian Creed, along with Robert E. Kulhawy[2] He died in February 2019 at the age of 99.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Encyclopedia of Ukraine - Danylo Husar Struk - Google Books". Books.google.com. 1993-08-01. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  2. ^ The Canadian Creed: About the Authors
  3. ^ Kevin Martin Updated: February 21, 2019. "Accomplished Calgarian Albert Ludwig dead at 99". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2019-02-22.

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
New District
MLA Calgary North East
1959–1963
Succeeded by
District Abolished
Preceded by
New District
MLA Calgary East
1963–1971
Succeeded by
Moe Amery
Preceded by
New District
MLA Calgary Mountain View
1971–1975
Succeeded by
John Kushner

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