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William James Arthurs

William James Arthurs
Janetville, Ontario
DiedJuly 14, 1971

William James Arthurs (1888 – July 14, 1971[1]) was a railway conductor and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Melville from 1944 to 1948 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) member.

He was born in Janetville, Ontario, and came to Balcarres, Saskatchewan, in 1905. ran unsuccessfully for the Melville seat in the Canadian House of Commons in 1949, losing to James Garfield Gardiner.[2] Arthurs worked for the Canadian National Railway for 40 years, first as a brakeman and then as a conductor; he retired in 1953.[1]

Arthurs moved to Vancouver after retiring from his railway job, where he lived the rest of his life before passing away shortly after in 1971.


  1. ^ a b "Hansard" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. July 28, 1971. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ "Melville, Saskatchewan (1924 - 1966)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2012-06-04.

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