Political Passions
City of Edmonton Archives


City of Edmonton Archives, Photo #A97-52

This photo of a fiery William Hawrelak and his smug opponent Vincent Dantzer was taken during the 1966 mayoral race. Hawrelak was Edmonton's mayor from 1951 to 1959 and from 1964 to 1965. He had been ousted from office in March 1965 and Alderman Dantzer was appointed to act as mayor for the rest of the term. Despite Hawrelak's evident intensity, Dantzer won the 1966 race.