A portrait of UFA MLA Gordon Alexander Forster of Cessford. Inscription on the reverse reads: "G. A. Forster / Hand Hills"
Gordon Forster Fonds at the Glenbow http://www.albertaonrecord.ca/gordon-forster-fonds
Blumell, James E. "Forster, Rusby Family History" in This is Our Land: A Centennial History (Cessford: New Cessford School, 1967) p 120 - 125. http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/toc.aspx?id=7566
Alberta -- Politics and government
Forster, Gordon Alexander
[ca. 1921 - 1935]
Gordon Forster was born near Hamilton , Ontario and moved to the Cessford area as a child in 1904. Forster ran as a UFA candidate in the 1921 Alberta general election in the electoral district of Hand Hills, winninng the seat. He retained his seat in the 1926 and 1930 elections and retired from provincial politics with the dissolution of the assembly in 1935. He was very active in pressing for an irrigation system for the Hanna-Brooks area. Forster was very active in pressing for an irrigation system for the Hanna-Brooks area.