Martin Woolf

Martin Woolf

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Martin Woolf

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Martin Woolf Sr. (October 18, 1858 - August 25, 1928) was a politician, civil servant and police magistrate from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1912 to 1921 sitting with the Liberal caucus in government.

Early life

Martin Woolf was born on October 18, 1858 at Nehi, Utah in Juab County. Woolf was parents were Absalom Woolf and Harriet Ann Wood. He was baptized on July 28, 1867 as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Woolf married Roseltha Hyde, on July 23, 1880 at Salt Lake City, Utah the couple had 9 children.

Woolf moved to Cardston around the turn of the century and served a number of positions in the Cardston County municipal government including Collector of Customs and Police Magistrate. Woolf was a big supporter and advocate of prohibition and helped keep the dry laws on the books in Cardston County. He ran for the provincial legislature in a by-election in 1912.

Political career

Woolf first ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in a by-election held on May 27, 1912 as a Liberal candidate in the electoral district of Cardston. The election was hotly contested with Woolf winning by a slim 139 vote plurality to hold the seat for his party.

Woolf would be re-elected to a second term in the 1913 Alberta general election. He held the district by a...
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