Alexander Macdonald (Manitoba politician)
|12th Mayor of Winnipeg|
1 November 1844|
|Died||28 August 1928
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.
He served as Winnipeg's mayor for one year, 1892. In 1910, the Winnipeg Telegram reported that he was one of that city's 19 millionaires.
- "Alexander Macdonald (1844-1928)". Manitoba Historical Society. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2009.
- "City Government: Mayors, Past and Present". City of Winnipeg. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
- McDonell, James K. (1997). Lords of the North. General Store Publishing House. p. 115. ISBN 1-896182-71-2.
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