Ainlay, Harry

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Ainlay, Harry

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Harry Ainlay was a high school teacher and principal in Edmonton, who served as alderman (1931-1935, 1941-1944) and Mayor (1945-1949). There is a composite High School named after him. He came to Alberta from Ontario in 1907 and came to Edmonton with his new wife, Edith Hamilton, in 1912. He worked initially in real estate, returned to University, graduating in 1920 and began teaching again. He was principal of Grandin School. He was a labour candidate and served on the local Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) executive. He was head of the Yellowhead Route Association during the 1940's and 1950's.


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