Alexander Archibald (politician)

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Alexander Archibald
Mayor of Newark
In office
January 1, 1921 – February 11, 1922
Preceded by Charles P. Gillen
Succeeded by Frederick C. Breidenbach
Personal details
Born (1869-12-13)December 13, 1869
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died February 22, 1922(1922-02-22) (aged 52)
Newark, New Jersey
Political party Democratic

Alexander Archibald (December 13, 1869 – February 22, 1922) served as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1921 until his death the following year.


Archibald was born on December 13, 1869, in Scotland to William and Margaret Archibald. He and his parents immigrated to the United States in 1871 and settled in Newark, New Jersey.[1][2][3]

After serving on the City Council, Archibald was elected Mayor of Newark in 1921.

He died Saturday, February 11, 1922, after surgery for a brain tumor.[4]


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles P. Gillen
Mayor of Newark
Succeeded by
Frederick C. Breidenbach