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Dave Hancock
Hancock in 2011
15th Premier of Alberta
In office
March 23, 2014 – September 15, 2014
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorDonald Ethell
Preceded byAlison Redford
Succeeded byJim Prentice
Deputy Premier of Alberta
In office
December 6, 2013 – March 20, 2014
PremierAlison Redford
Preceded byThomas Lukaszuk
Succeeded bySarah Hoffman (2016)
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
In office
March 20, 2014 – September 6, 2014
Preceded byAlison Redford
Succeeded byJim Prentice
Alberta Executive Council
Minister of Advanced Education
In office
December 6, 2013 – September 15, 2014
PremierAlison Redford
Preceded byThomas Lukaszuk
Succeeded byDon Scott
In office
November 25, 2004 – April 5, 2006
PremierRalph Klein
Preceded byLyle Oberg (Learning)
Succeeded byDenis Herard (Advanced Education and Technology)
Minister of Human Services
In office
October 12, 2011 – December 13, 2013
PremierAlison Redford
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byManmeet Bhullar
Minister of Education
In office
March 12, 2008 – October 12, 2011
PremierEd Stelmach
Preceded byRon Liepert
Succeeded byThomas Lukaszuk
Minister of Health and Wellness
In office
December 15, 2006 – March 12, 2008
PremierEd Stelmach
Preceded byIris Evans
Succeeded byRon Liepert
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
In office
May 26, 1999 – November 25, 2004
PremierRalph Klein
Preceded byJon Havelock
Succeeded byRon Stevens
Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs
In office
March 29, 1997 – May 26, 1999
PremierRalph Klein
Preceded byKen Rostad
Succeeded byShirley McClellan
Member of the
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
for Edmonton-Whitemud
In office
March 11, 1997 – September 25, 2014
Preceded byMike Percy
Succeeded byStephen Mandel
Personal details
David Graeme Hancock[1]

(1955-08-10) August 10, 1955 (age 68)
Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Alberta

David Graeme Hancock KC ECA (born August 10, 1955) is a Canadian lawyer and was the 15th premier of Alberta in 2014. Since 2017, he has served as a judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta.[2] From 1997 to 2014, he was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing Edmonton-Whitemud as a Progressive Conservative[3] until announcing his resignation from the legislature on September 12, 2014.[4]

Early life

Hancock was born August 10, 1955, in Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, grew up in Hazelton, British Columbia, went to high school in Fort Vermilion, Alberta before moving to Edmonton in 1972. He went to the University of Alberta for his undergraduate degree in Political Science and graduated in 1975,[5] He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at University of Alberta.[6]

Political career

Premier of Alberta

Following the announcement of Alison Redford's resignation as both leader of the Progressive Conservative Party and premier, he was named interim party leader by the Progressive Conservative caucus on March 20, 2014, and, with such confidence from the majority of the legislature, was appointed as Premier of Alberta.[7] Hancock was sworn in at Government House on March 23, 2014.

Hancock was succeeded as Premier and PC party leader by Jim Prentice on September 15, 2014. Hancock also retired from the legislature on the same day. He is the shortest serving premier in the province's history.

Hancock's official portrait as Premier was unveiled on February 13, 2017. Hancock joked at the ceremony saying that his premiership was "the best summer job that I’ve ever had", and that he expected his portrait to be "one the size of a postage stamp" based on the short length of his administration. Other politicians in attendance paid tribute to Hancock's long hours in the legislature to pass legislation, and his lengthy tenure in government holding eight cabinet portfolios.[8]

Personal life

Hancock lives in Edmonton with his wife Janet, who is a principal at Lillian Osborne High School in Edmonton.[9][10] He has three children.[3]

Electoral record

2004 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Whitemud
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Dave Hancock 7,494 46.13% −12.15
Liberal Donna Smith 6,568 40.43% +5.40
New Democratic Brian Fleck 1,639 10.09% +3.75
Alberta Alliance Kathy Rayner 471 2.90%
Independent John Andrews 74 0.45%
Total 16,246
Rejected, spoiled, and declined 89
Eligible electors / turnout 30,949 52.77%
Progressive Conservative hold Swing −8.78
"Edmonton-Whitemud Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved March 19, 2010.


  1. ^ "Annual Index". Alberta Gazette. Edmonton: Queens Printer. 1997. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Former Alberta premier Dave Hancock appointed provincial court judge". CBC News. Edmonton. December 5, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "The Honourable David G. Hancock, QC, 2014". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Outgoing Alberta premier Dave Hancock resigns MLA seat". September 12, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "David (Dave) Hancock Q.C." Dentons. Archived from the original on December 8, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Phi Gamma Delta". Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  7. ^ Janus, Andrea (March 20, 2014). "Redford's replacement Dave Hancock promises 'government Albertans want'". CTV News. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Portrait of former premier Dave Hancock unveiled at Alberta legislature". Global News. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  9. ^ "Three new schools slated for far-flung Edmonton suburbs; existing school being expanded (with map)". Edmonton Journal. February 11, 2014. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  10. ^ Markusoff, Jason (March 23, 2014). "Premier Dave Hancock: 10 things to know about Alberta's new premier". Retrieved February 11, 2017.
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