Alexander Brough

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Alexander Brough (January 25, 1863 in Glasgow, Scotland – February 27, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City) was a Scottish-American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Alexander Brough and Jane Dandie Brough. He emigrated to the United States in 1882, and settled in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Brown University, and graduated from Amherst College in 1887.

Brough was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 19th D.) in 1907.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (18th D.) in 1909 and 1910.

In 1916, he was appointed by Mayor John Purroy Mitchel as a City Magistrate. Brough retired from the bench in June 1939.

He died on February 27, 1940, at his home at 31 West 12th Street in Manhattan, from pneumonia.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
Mervin C. Stanley
New York State Assembly
New York County, 19th District

Succeeded by
William B. Donihee
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Martin Saxe
New York State Senate
18th District

Succeeded by
Henry W. Pollock