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Louis Roberts

Louis Melville Roberts
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
March 22, 1909 – April 16, 1913
Preceded byAlbert Robertson
Succeeded byGeorge Douglas Stanley
ConstituencyHigh River
Personal details
Born(1879-12-15)December 15, 1879
Cedar County, Iowa
DiedFebruary 11, 1958(1958-02-11) (aged 78)
Stettler, Alberta
Political partyLiberal
Alma materUniversity of Iowa

Louis Melville Roberts (December 15, 1879 – February 11, 1958) was an American-Canadian politician from Alberta.

Early life

Louis Melville Roberts was born December 15, 1879, to Scottish parents in Cedar County, Iowa.[1] He attended the University of Iowa completing a Bachelor of Laws.[1] He married Helen Atkinson on July 12, 1906, and had two children together.[1]

Roberts constructed "Roberts Block", a three-storey brick warehouse on 11th Avenue in Calgary in 1909, which remains standing to this day.[2][3]

Political life

Louis was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1909 Alberta general election, for the Alberta Liberal Party. During his campaign he was accused of winning the High River nomination under suspect circumstances. Louis would win a hotly contested election knocking off future High River Conservative MLA George Douglas Stanley by 8 votes.[4]

Louis served one term in the Assembly.


  1. ^ a b c Chambers, Ernest J., ed. (1912). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Ottawa: Mortimer Company Ltd. p. 529. ISBN 9781414401416. ISSN 0315-6168. OCLC 266967058. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Parker, David (August 13, 2015). "Downtown Sports Clinics at a million clients and still counting". Calgary Herald. p. B2.
  3. ^ "Roberts Block". Beltline Heritage Group. Beltline Urban Society. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "High River Official Results 1909 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved May 21, 2020.

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