Series 7 - Terry Cavanagh

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Terry Cavanagh

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph

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  • 1975 - 1978, 1988 - 1989 (Creation)
    Cavanagh, Terry

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1.1 m of textual records. - 2 photographs. - 1 photo album

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Biographical history

Terence (Terry) James Cavanagh was born in Edmonton in 1926. He first ran for municipal office in 1968, but did not win a seat as an Alderman. He ran again in 1971, this time winning a seat, and was re-elected as an Alderman in 1974. When William Hawrelak died in office in 1975, Terry Cavanagh was chosen by City Council to serve as Mayor until the 1977 election. Although he ran for Mayor in 1977, he lost to Cec Purves.

Terry Cavanagh ran again for Council several years later, winning a seat in 1983 and again in 1986. When Mayor Laurence Decore stepped down to run for the Alberta Liberal Party, Cavanagh was selected by Council to serve as Mayor, but was defeated by Jan Reimer in the 1989 election.

Cavanagh was elected to Council again in 1992, and was re-elected in 1995, 1998, 2001, and 2004. He retired from municipal politics after deciding not to run in the 2007 election.

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Scope and content

The series consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, speeches, reports relating to Edmonton's economic and social development, and a diary and daily journal of appointments for the Mayor.

The series also includes photos of Terry and June Cavanagh (EA-353-6 and EA-353-7), and a photo album called

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This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by City administration between 1975 and 2014.


The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-353.
Some reports were assigned item numbers with the prefix GP.

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  • English

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Some files are restricted under FOIP.

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File list available online.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession numbers: A75-25, A79-18, A89-99, 2002-1, A2014-25, A2014-29

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: RG Room
  • Box: Library
  • Shelf: Library