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Allan Warrack

Allan Alexander Warrack
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 30, 1971 – March 14, 1979
Preceded byRaymond Ratzlaff
Succeeded byConnie Osterman
ConstituencyThree Hills
Minister of Lands and Forests
In office
September 10, 1971 – March 1975
Preceded byJoseph Ross
Succeeded byBud Miller
Minister of Utilities and Telephones
In office
March 1975 – March 1979
Preceded byRoy Farran
Succeeded byLarry Shaben
Personal details
Born (1937-05-24) May 24, 1937 (age 87)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada[1]
Political partyProgressive Conservative (before 2019)
NDP (2019 onward)[2]
SpouseJean Warrack
OccupationProfessor, politician

Allan Alexander Warrack (born May 24, 1937) is a former politician from Alberta, Canada. He was in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as a member of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus from 1971 to 1979. He held several portfolios in the government of Premier Peter Lougheed. He currently[when?] teaches at the University of Alberta.

Political career


Warrack first ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1971 general election, as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the electoral district of Three Hills. He defeated the incumbent, Raymond Ratzlaff, by eight votes to win the seat for his party.[3]

After the election, Lougheed appointed Warrack Minister of Lands and Forests. In the 1975 general election, he defeated three other candidates.[4] After the election, Lougheed moved Warrack to the Ministry of Utilities and Telephones. He retired from provincial politics at dissolution of the Assembly in 1979.

Late life


After leaving politics, Warrack became a Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Alberta with the Department of Marketing, Business Economics and Law in the Faculty of Business. He is also the Associate Dean of the Master of Public Management Program and Vice-President of Administration. He holds a position on the National Research Council of Canada.[5]


  1. ^ Who's Who in the West. Vol. 17. Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated. 1980. ISBN 9780837909172. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Allan A. Warrack (April 13, 2019). "Opinion: Rachel Notley has led like Lougheed". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Three Hills results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  4. ^ "Three Hills results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "Allan Warrack". National Research Council of Canada. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
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