|6th Mayor of Winnipeg|
|Born||27 August 1837|
Queenstown, Upper Canada
|Died|| 30 July 1916 78) (aged|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Spouse(s)||?? Johnson (m. 1859)|
Alexander McMicken (27 August 1837 – 30 July 1916) was the sixth Mayor of Winnipeg in 1883.
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