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Irene Parlby – [ca. 1919 - 1935].

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
1
Series Number
15
File Number
5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : 16 x 2 cm
Scope and Content
A portrait of United Farm Women of Alberta president, UFA MLA, activist, and diplomat Irene Parlby of Alix.
Creator
Gauvin Gentzel and Co., Winnipeg
Subjects
Members of the Legislative Assembly
Names
Parlby, Irene
Places
Alix
Accession Number
UF 2005.0044.69
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
[ca. 1919 - 1935]
Notes
Irene Parlby became involved in women's organizations in 1913 when she was appointed secretary of the Alix Country Women's Club. One of her accomplishments in this role was the founding of a local library; she had solicited the books from a newspaper advertisement and friends in England. In 1915 Irene and other members of the Alix club went on to establish the first United Farm Women of Alberta (UFWA) local in Alix. A year later Irene Parlby became president of the UFWA and then in 1919 became the first woman officer of the United Farmers of Alberta. In her inaugural report as a member of the UFA Executive Mrs. Parlby stated: "Neither men nor women know everything; women know many things that men do not know, men know many things that women do not know. Men and women together know everything that is known." In 1921, she was elected to the provincial legislature as a member of the UFA and appointed Minister without Portfolio in the new UFA government. She was the second woman in Canada to become a provincial cabinet minister. Irene Parlby was also one of the "Famous Five", the group of women who worked for suffrage, property rights and the right for women to be legally judged as "Persons" in Canada. In 1930 she was became one of three Canadian delegates to the Assembly of the League of Nations. Mrs. Parlby retired from politics in 1935.
Source
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Herbert Greenfield – [ca.1918-ca.1925].

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
1
Series Number
15
File Number
3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : 25 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
A portrait of Herbert Greenfield who homesteaded at Edison (east of Westlock).
Custodial History
United Farmers of Alberta - Office & Fleet Services
Subjects
Members of the Legislative Assembly
Premiers
Names
Greenfield, Herbert
Accession Number
UF 2003.0090.0022
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
[ca.1918-ca.1925]
Notes
Herbert Greenfield served as the vice-president of the United Farmers of Alberta from 1918 to 1921. In 1921 in the midst of a severe southeastern drought and a farm debt-crisis, he became Alberta's first UFA premier. Greenfield negotiated the return of control over mineral rights from the federal government to the province in 1925; Prime Minister Mackenzie King stalled the transfer however. Greenfield was plagued by illness and personal family loss throughout his premiership and resigned from the legislature in 1925. Premier John Brownlee later appointed Herbert Greenfield as Agent General for the Province in London, England, where he served unitl 1931.
Source
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John E. Brownlee – [1925 or 1926].

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
1
Series Number
15
File Number
3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : 20 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
John Edward Brownlee (1884 -1961) was born in Ontario and moved to Alberta to work with the Calgary law firm of Lougheed, Bennet, Allison and McLaws in 1909. In 1912 he was admitted to Alberta Bar and went on to become the solicitor for the UFA. In 1921 he refused the post of premier but accepted Brownlee's offer of the position of Attorney-General. John Brownlee was appointed Premier of Alberta on November 23, 1925 following the resignation of Premier Herbert Greenfield. Under Brownlee, the Legislature became much more efficient. So much legislation was passed that the government was labelled the "UFA Steamroller." In 1929, Brownlee completed the final negotiations with Prime Minister Mackenzie King to transfer control of natural resources from the federal government to the province and Alberta gained the right to determine and realize the potential of its forests, coal, oil, gas and rivers. In July of 1933 a civil law suit for the alleged seduction of an 18 year-old woman was brought against Brownlee. The allegations were never definitively proved one way or another, but Brownlee's reputation was ruined. He resigned from office on July 10, 1934.
Subjects
Members of the Legislative Assembly
Premiers
Names
Brownlee, John Edward
Accession Number
UF 2003.0090.0023
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
[1925 or 1926]
Notes
The date 1926 is written on the back of the photo. The date 1925 is on an accompanying label.
Source
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Honourable O.L. McPherson – [ca.1920-ca.1927].

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
1
Series Number
15
File Number
3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; 24 x 20 cm.
Custodial History
United Farmers of Alberta - Office & Fleet Services
Subjects
Members of the Legislative Assembly
Names
McPherson, Oran
Places
Little Bow
Accession Number
UF 2003.0090.0025
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
[ca.1920-ca.1927]
Notes
Portrait of Oran “Tony” McPherson who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in 1921 as the Member for Little Bow and representative of the United Farmers of Alberta. He was elected Speaker in 1922 and served in that capacity until 1926. He was the first Speaker to have attended university and the first to exercise the casting vote. As of 2006 he was the youngest person, at age 35, to hold the position of Speaker in Alberta. (Quoted and adapted from: http://www.assembly.ab.ca)
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Archival Descriptions

George Hoadley – [ca.1920-ca.1935].

Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
United Farmers of Alberta fonds
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
1
Series Number
15
File Number
3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph 15 cm x 10 cm.
Scope and Content
A photograph of the Honourable George Hoadley. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1909 as the representative for Okotoks. He sat as a Conservative member from 1909 to 1921 and then as a United Farmers of Alberta member from 1921 to 1935. Hoadley was the Minister of Agriculture and Health for the United Farmers of Alberta government. George Hoadley was responsible for introducing the bill for the sexual sterilization of mentally disabled persons. The vote on the act was not unanimous - 13 members of the UFA caucus were absent, but it was enacted by the Alberta Legislature on March 21, 1928. The day after passage, posters appeared on the streets of Edmonton - calling for the sterilization of George Hoadley. Hoadley justified the bill as saving money in the care for mentally disabled persons.
Custodial History
United Farmers of Alberta - Office & Fleet Services
Creator
Hess, Calgary
Subjects
Members of the Legislative Assembly
Names
Hoadley, George
Places
Okotoks
Accession Number
UF 2003.0090.0017
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
[ca.1920-ca.1935]
Source
Archival Descriptions

Jim Laverick – 2010.

Collection/Fonds
UFA Photo Collection
Source
Archival Descriptions
Collection/Fonds
UFA Photo Collection
Hierarchy Level
Item
Collection/Fonds Number
11
Material Format
electronic records
Scope and Content
Jim Laverick served as the chair of the UFA board of directors from March 2010 to 2014.
Subjects
Boards of directors
Names
Laverick, Jim
Can I use it?
Images are provided for research and reference use only. Written permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these images must be obtained from United Farmers' Historical Society.
Date
2010
Notes
In 2014, Laverick was re-elected to the board for a three-year term.
Source
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