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James H. Bilton (born April 10, 1908 in Leeds, England, died July 4, 1988) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1962 to 1977, and served as Speaker of the Legislature for three years. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Leeds is a city in the county of West Yorkshire, in the north of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th... The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ...


Bilton was educated in England, and subsequently moved to Canada. He served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1931 to 1953, and retired with the rank of Staff Sgt. He was also the editor and publisher of the Swan River Star & Times, and a member of the Winnipeg Press Club. “Mountie” redirects here. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Bilton was first elected to the legislature in the 1962 election, scoring an easy victory in the mid-northern riding of Swan River. In the election of 1966, he faced a surprisingly credible challenge from Gerald Webb of the Social Credit Party, but won by 406 votes. He was appointed Speaker of the Legislature after the election, and served until 1969. Manitobas general election of December 16, 1962 resulted in a second majority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin. ... Swan River is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... Manitobas general election, held on June 23, 1966, resulted in a third consecutive majority win for the Progressive Conservatives under Dufferin Roblin. ... The Manitoba Social Credit Party (originally the Manitoba Social Credit League) was a political party in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...


The Tories were defeated in the 1969 election, and Bilton faced a strong challenge from New Democrat Alex Filuk, winning by only 163 votes. He was re-elected again by a greater margin in the 1973 election, and did not run in 1977. The Manitoba General Election of June 25, 1969 was a watershed moment in the provinces political history. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Manitoba General Election of June 28, 1973 was won by the social-democratic New Democratic Party, which took 31 of 57 seats. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

Preceded by
Thelma Forbes
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
19661969
Succeeded by
Ben Hanuschak

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