Fonds paa-9367 - Adolph Fimrite fonds

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Adolph Fimrite fonds

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PAA paa-9367

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0.01 m of textual records

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Adolph Fimrite was born on February 15, 1913, in Kingman, Alberta. He owned Fimrite's Department Store in Wanham, Alberta. Mr. Fimrite served as a Social Credit Member for the constituencies of Spirit River and Spirit River-Fairview from 1952 to 1971. He was appointed Deputy Chair of the Northern Alberta Development Council on April 23, 1963. While serving as Chair, he oversaw the creation and the building of the Alberta Resources Railway as well as the Highway 34 Bridge and the Highway 2 Suspension Bridge. He was appointed Minister Without Portfolio in 1966. He left the Alberta Legislative Assembly after running unsuccessfully in the provincial election in 1971. Adolph Fimrite died on July 18, 1990, in Kelowna, British Columbia.

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In 1971, Roman J. Ostashewsky donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. It's unknown how he obtained the material.

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The fonds consists of material pertaining to Adolf Fimrite's political career and includes a letter in Ukrainian from Adolph Fimrite to residents of the Spirit River Constituency regarding plans for the Social Credit Government for the next five years and a letter in English to the residents of the Spirit River Constituency addressing the need for the former letter.

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  • The material is in English.

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Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: Votes and Proceedings of the 26th Legislature No. 6 <a href="" target="_blank"></a>(Accessed Sept. 29, 2008).<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accession: PR1971.0174<br><br>

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