Series 7 - Edmund Hugh Leger

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Edmund Hugh Leger

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CA EDM RG-15-7

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  • 1959, 1969 - 1983 (Creation)
    Leger, Edmund Hugh

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1 m of textual records

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Biographical history

Edmund Hugh Leger was born on July 28, 1916 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. After completing his high school education, he moved to British Columbia and began work as a Special Constable for the B.C. Provincial Police. During the Second World War, Leger joined the Canadian Army and served in the Canadian Second Infantry and later the Provost Corps. as a special investigator. After the War ended, Leger left the Service and relocated to Alberta, where he became an immigration officer in Coutts, Alberta for the federal government. During his time in this position, Leger married Ida Wensman. Eventually, Leger became the special inquiry officer for Edmonton and Northern Alberta, a position he would maintain until he left the immigration service in 1958.

Leger bought the South Bend Motel and was the major shareholder of the Leger Wensman Holdings Co. Ltd., South Bend Management Ltd., Senator Properties Ltd., and Mayfair Investments Ltd. After discovering that Mayor Hawrelak wished to build a hotel across the street from Leger's, Leger began an investigation that forced the Government of Alberta to open its own investigation into the City's zoning practices. It was the publicity from this incident that began Leger's career in politics. Leger served as Alderman from 1959-1961, and from 1963-1986. After being defeated in his re-election bid in 1986, Leger retired from politics to focus on his business ventures.

Edmund Hugh Leger passed away on February 3, 1990 as a result of cancer. He was survived by his wife, Ida, and their five children.

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This series consists of the papers of Alderman Ed Leger, who served on the Edmonton City Council from 1958 to 1986. The majority of the material originates from after the 1977 municipal election. The records consist of material sent to Leger in his role as alderman, as well as in his roles in various committees and boards in which he participated as a representative of the City Council.

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The material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives from Alderman Leger’s Office in 1993.


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  • English

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Accession number: A75-131, A93-67

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Shelf: Library
  • Box: RG Room