Peter Lougheed

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Edgar Peter Lougheed, PC, CC, AOE, QC, (July 26, 1928 – September 13, 2012) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and professional football player.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Lougheed was born on July 26, 1928 in Calgary, Alberta.[2] He studied at the University of Alberta and at Harvard University.

Lougheed was married to Jeanne Rogers until his death in 2012. They had four children.[1]

Career[change | change source]

In 2012, the Institute for Research on Public Policy named him the best Canadian premier of the last 40 years.[1] He was the 10th Premier of Alberta from September 10, 1971 through November 1, 1985.

Lougheed has also been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary West from May 23, 1967 through February 28, 1986.

Death[change | change source]

Lougheed died on September 13, 2012 in Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta from natural causes, aged 84.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Austen, Ian. "Peter Lougheed, 84, Ex-Premier of Alberta," New York Times. September 15, 2012; retrieved 2012-9-25.
  2. "Peter Lougheed". Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  3. CBC News (September 13, 2012). "Former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed dies in hospital". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2012.