Cross, Charles W.

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Cross, Charles W.

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Charles Wilson Cross was born in Madoc, Ontario, in 1872. He graduated from the University of Toronto, moved to Edmonton in 1897 and was called to the bar in 1898. After practicing law in the firm of Short, Cross, Biggar and Ewing, he was elected to the provincial legislature in 1905 and was appointed Alberta's first attorney general by premier A.C. Rutherford. As attorney general he was involved in the controversy of the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway Company that precipitated the resignation of premier Rutherford in 1910.

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