Alexander David Stewart

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Alexander David Stewart
Alexander David Stewart, Police Chief, Mayor of Hamilton and Adventurer. Died of scurvy on his way to look for gold in the Yukon. (1886) (14311095398).jpg
Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario
In office
1894–1895
Preceded by Peter Campbell Blaicher
Succeeded by George Elias Tuckett
Personal details
Born (1852-09-19)September 19, 1852
Leghorn, Italy
Died March 13, 1899(1899-03-13) (aged 46)
Somewhere Island, Yukon
Resting place Somewhere Island, Yukon
Spouse(s) Emily Mary Otter (1878)
Alma mater Edinburgh University
Profession Chief of Police

Alexander David Stewart (September 19, 1852 – March 13, 1899) was mayor of Hamilton, Ontario from 1894 to 1895. He was born in Leghorn, Italy. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University, but he never practiced as a doctor. He also studied with Joseph Lister at Aberdeen. He married to Emily Mary Otter in 1878. He served as Chief of Police in Hamilton for six years. In 1885, he was sent to act as Marshall of the Court for the Trial of Louis Riel. Electricity was installed in City Hall during his two-year term. In 1898, he joined an expedition to the Yukon gold fields. He died of scurvy on Somewhere Island, Yukon, at the confluence of the Peel and Beaver Rivers, March 13, 1899 and was buried there.

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