Series 3 - William Hawrelak

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William Hawrelak

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CA EDM RG-6-3

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  • 1951 - 1975 (Creation)
    Creator
    Hawrelak, William

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76 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1915-1975)

Biographical history

William Hawrelak was born in 1915 in Wasel, Alberta. He moved to Edmonton in 1945 and established a soft drink company called Prairie Rose Manufacturing. He was also President of the Alberta Farmer's Union, and of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues before entering municipal politics.

William Hawrelak ran unsuccessfully as an Alderman in the 1948 municipal election, but was elected the following year for a two year term. In 1951 he took over as Mayor when Mayor Sidney Parsons had to temporarily step down for health reasons.

William Hawrelak ran as Mayor in 1951, defeating the incumbent Sidney Parsons, and ran successful re-election campaigns in 1953, 1955, and 1957. In 1959 William Hawrelak resigned as Mayor following a Provincial inquiry into questionable land sales. He was re-elected as Mayor in 1963 and 1964, but was again ousted in 1965 because of his real estate holdings and land transactions. William Hawrelak was elected Mayor a final time in 1974, but passed away of a heart attack the following year while still in office.

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Scope and content

The series consists of correspondence, invitations, meeting minutes, reports, daily journals, and speeches from William Hawrelak's different terms of office.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes three subseries, which are as follows:

  • Subseries 1: 1951-1959
  • Subseries 2: 1963-1965
  • Subseries 3: 1974-1975

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This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by City administration sometime in the 1970s, and from the Mayor's Office in 2002.

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  • English

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Accession number: A2002-1

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: RG Room