Alexander Macdonald (Manitoba politician)

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Alexander Macdonald
12th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
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Born(1844-11-01)1 November 1844
Pitlochry, Scotland
Died28 August 1928(1928-08-28) (aged 83)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Spouse(s)Annie Sullivan

Alexander Macdonald (1 November 1844 [1] 28 August 1928) was a Canadian politician, the 12th Mayor of Winnipeg in 1892. [1] [2]

Macdonald was born in Pitlochry, Scotland and moved to Canada in 1868, eventually settling in Winnipeg in 1871. He contributed to the establishment of the Manitoba Free Press newspaper in 1872, among his numerous commercial activities. He headed the Winnipeg-based A. Macdonald & Co. whose market extended throughout western Canada, between Fort William and Vancouver. He also became president of the Great-West Life Insurance Company in 1894. [3]

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  1. 1 2 "Alexander Macdonald (1844-1928)". Manitoba Historical Society. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2009.
  2. "City Government: Mayors, Past and Present". City of Winnipeg. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
  3. McDonell, James K. (1997). Lords of the North. General Store Publishing House. p. 115. ISBN   1-896182-71-2.