James Ralston
Canadian politician
James Ralston
James Layton Ralston, PC was a Canadian lawyer, soldier and politician. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Ralston graduated from law school at Dalhousie University in 1903 and practised law in Amherst. Ralston was the federal Liberal candidate for Cumberland in the 1908 federal election but was unsuccessful in being elected.
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Faith Calendar - Victoria Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
For more information, contact James Ralston, 361-578-2701. First Baptist Church of Bloomington will host vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 pm Sessions are for pre-K through sixth grade. Youth are invited for special events
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Nipomo, Lompoc schools lead All-LPL team - Santa Maria Times
Google News - over 5 years
Receiving honorable mention were Hayden Gardner (Sr., Nipomo), Jay Chotirmal (Sr., Cabrillo), James Ralston (Jr., Templeton), Zach DeMarcus (Jr., Santa Ynez), Dan Moskowitz (Sr., Morro Bay), Dalton Chambers (Sr., Lompoc) and Jonathan Romero (Sr.,
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Heritage Open Days announces packed programme for 2011 - Culture24
Google News - almost 6 years
The list of owners, established back to 1840, includes a calico engraver, James Ralston, and the playwright and novelist Allan Monkhouse, Literary Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Walk in Tolkien's childhood footsteps and visit Sarehole Mill just
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Prep Roundup: Nipomo downs Cabrillo, earns share of LPL baseball title - San Luis Obispo Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
James Ralston was 3 for 3 with a triple and a double, and Alex Kotheimer was 2 for 2 with the only RBI for the Eagles (13-10, 6-6 LPL), who will be in the Division 5 playoffs despite the loss. The Crusaders used a seven-run fifth inning to clinch the
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NYTimes - about 11 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items should be submitted by mail at least three weeks in advance to New Jersey Cultural Calendar, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. THEATER ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS ''Run for Your
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4 Deaths, 4 Places, One Problem: An Increase in the Use of Heroin
NYTimes - almost 18 years
A dentist from New Jersey is found dead in his maroon Oldsmobile on an East Village street. A young drifter dies on the same street in a tenement that he shared with squatters. A pressman dies at the TriBeCa printing company where he worked. And a 35-year-old man is found dead in his room at a Y.M.C.A. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The four men were
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NYTimes - about 33 years
S INCE the Manville Corporation filed for bankruptcy 16 months ago, smaller asbestos companies that did not choose that route have had to bear the burden of the thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits that sent Manville into Chapter 11 proceedings. Although the bankruptcy filing froze all pending lawsuits against Manville, the companies that were
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NYTimes - over 35 years
James Ralston Scobie, professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, whose area of expertise was Latin America, died last Thursday at his home in Del Mar, Calif. He was 51 years old. Professor Scobie joined the university in 1977 after 13 years on the faculty of the University of Indiana. He previously taught at the University of
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  • 1948
    Age 66
    Ralston left politics the following year and died in Montreal in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details The Colonel James L. Ralston Armoury in Amherst, Nova Scotia is named in his honour and is the historic home of the Nova Scotia Highlanders Regiment. A large tern schooner was named in his honour in 1919 at Eatonville, Nova Scotia. Ralston, Alberta and the Ralston Residence at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto was completed in October 1999, and was named after him.
  • 1944
    Age 62
    The resignation issue was dropped, but after visiting Canadian troops in Europe in 1944, he argued again that conscription was necessary, and a schism developed in King's cabinet (see Conscription Crisis of 1944). King forced him to resign, replacing him with Andrew McNaughton on November 1, 1944.
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  • 1942
    Age 60
    Ralston supported conscription for overseas service during World War II, and in 1942 offered to resign when Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King's government would not introduce it.
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  • 1940
    Age 58
    In the political tradition of the era, as a federal minister, Ralston brought government patronage to the impoverished rural riding in Prince Edward Island, largely through military spending. On June 10, 1940 the Minister of National Defence, Norman McLeod Rogers, was killed when his VIP airplane crashed in Ontario.
    More Details Hide Details Prime Minister King subsequently shuffled the cabinet and gave Ralston the National Defence portfolio on July 5. Despite not being from Prince Edward Island, Ralston continued his support to that province as political minister by authorizing the establishment of RCAF Station Mount Pleasant, RCAF Station Summerside (both in his riding) and RCAF Station Charlottetown, as well as a radar station in Tignish (also in his riding).
    Ralston was subsequently elected by acclamation on January 2, 1940 and entered the 18th Parliament.
    More Details Hide Details He was re-elected several months later on March 26 and continued into the 19th Parliament.
  • 1939
    Age 57
    Ralston re-entered active public service and he was subsequently appointed as Minister of Finance on September 6, 1939, replacing Charles Dunning who was in ill-health.
    More Details Hide Details Canada declared war on Nazi Germany on September 10 and Ralston participated in the King government's revamping of Canada's 2-decade-long neglected military. The death of Alfred Edgar MacLean, MP for Prince on October 28 opened up the opportunity for Prime Minister King to declare a by-election in a Liberal-friendly riding that Ralston could run in.
  • 1935
    Age 53
    The riding of Shelburne-Yarmouth was consolidated into the new riding of Shelburne—Yarmouth—Clare in 1935 and Ralston opted to not run again, returning to the legal profession, despite the Liberal party regaining power.
    More Details Hide Details Ralston was appointed the Canadian delegate to the Third London Naval Conference that December, and he later sat on several Royal Commissions. Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 and Canada's entry into World War II was seen as inevitable. The ensuing international crisis saw Prime Minister King court Ralston's military and cabinet experience.
  • 1930
    Age 48
    Ralston served as Minister of National Defence until the defeat of King's government in the 1930 federal election but was re-elected and remained the MP for Shelburne-Yarmouth through the 17th Parliament, serving in His Majesty's Loyal Opposition.
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  • 1926
    Age 44
    Ralston won by acclaimation on November 2, 1926, entering the 16th Parliament.
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    Ralston left the military and entered federal politics once again when he was unsuccessful as the Liberal candidate for Halifax in the 1926 federal election, held September 14.
    More Details Hide Details Despite losing the general election, Ralston was appointed to the cabinet by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and became the Minister of National Defence on October 8. Prime Minister King created a seat for Ralston by appointing the MP for Shelburne—Yarmouth, Paul Lacombe Hatfield, to the Senate, thus opening the riding for a by-election.
  • 1924
    Age 42
    He was promoted to commanding officer of the Nova Scotia Highlanders and pursued a career as a professional soldier in Canada's post-war army, rising to the rank of Colonel in 1924.
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  • 1918
    Age 36
    Ralston served in World War I as an officer in the 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1918, and was decorated for bravery.
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  • 1916
    Age 34
    He was re-elected in 1916.
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  • 1911
    Age 29
    He subsequently entered public life when he ran as the provincial Liberal candidate for Cumberland and was elected in the 1911 provincial election.
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  • 1908
    Age 26
    Ralston was the federal Liberal candidate for Cumberland in the 1908 federal election but was unsuccessful in being elected.
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  • 1903
    Age 21
    Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Ralston graduated from law school at Dalhousie University in 1903 and practised law in Amherst.
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  • 1881
    Born on September 27, 1881.
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