A. Thomas Alsbury

Male, Deceased Person

1904 – 1990


Who was A. Thomas Alsbury?

Albert Thomas Alsbury was the 29th mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia from 1959 to 1962. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and in 1907 moved to Vancouver. He studied education at the University of British Columbia, where he received a degree. He was later a vice-principal at Grandview High School of Commerce in Vancouver, before the school and himself were relocated to Vancouver Technical Secondary School.

Tom Alsbury defeated Frederick Hume by 11,000 votes to become mayor. He left this office after 1962 and then worked for the University of British Columbia, although by that time his policies led to the loss of support from the Non-Partisan Association.

He formed the senior citizen advocacy group Pensioners for Action Now in 1972.

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Lived in
  • Edinburgh
Jul 21, 1990

on July 23, 2013


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