Alexander Macdonald (Manitoba politician)

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For the 15th-century Scottish nobleman of the same name, see Alexander of Islay, Earl of Ross.
Alexander Macdonald
12th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
Personal details
Born (1844-11-01)1 November 1844
Pitlochry, Scotland
Died 28 August 1928(1928-08-28) (aged 83)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Spouse(s) Annie Sullivan
Profession grocer

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]

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.


  1. ^ a b "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.