James Snedker

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James Edward Phipps Snedker

15th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
In office
Preceded by Fred Dewhurst
Succeeded by Fred Dewhurst
MLA for Saltcoats
In office
1960 – 1971
Preceded by Asmundur Loptson
Succeeded by Ed Kaeding
Personal details
Born March 11, 1911
Northamptonshire, England
Died March 31, 1981 (aged 70)
Political party Liberal
Occupation school board trustee, farmer, equestrian judge

James Edward Phipps Snedker (March 11, 1911 – March 31, 1981)[1] was an English-born farmer, business owner and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada. He represented Saltcoats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1960 to 1971 as a Liberal.

He came to Saskatchewan with his family at a young age but returned to England for his education. In the late 1920s, he returned to Saskatchewan and settled on a farm near Saltcoats. Snedker also owned the Saltcoats Seed Company. He was a member of the local school board and of hospital boards in the area. Snedker was also a judge for the Canadian Trotting Association. He served as speaker for the Saskatchewan assembly from 1965 to 1971. Snedker was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1971.


  • "Hansard" (PDF). Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. April 13, 1981. Retrieved 2009-11-30.

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