Lionel Charlesworth was Alberta's
first Director of Surveys - a position he held from
he was appointed Deputy Minister of Alberta Public Works and also served
as Deputy Minister of Railways and Telephones until
Until his retirement in
he devoted his life to the highly important work of irrigation in
southern Alberta, and was instrumental in establishing the Eastern
District in 1935.
Mr. Charlesworth was a charter member of the Alberta Land Surveyors'
Association and the Association's second president - serving in
Mr. Charlesworth also served as president of the Association of
He was made an honorary life member of the Alberta Land Surveyors'
Association in 1946.