Alexander Livingstone (Alberta politician)
|Alderman on the Edmonton City Council|
June 7, 1912 – December 8, 1913
|Born||August 2, 1884
|Died||October 26, 1944
Los Angeles, California
Livingstone was born in Bathgate, Scotland in 1884, and emigrated to Canada in 1904. There he established himself as a draper. He started operating out of his home, but eventually built a four storey department store - the Caledonian Department Stores - that was one of the foremost in Edmonton.
In May 1912, Herman McInnes and Charles Gowan resigned from the Edmonton City Council. In the ensuing by-election, Livingstone topped a field of six candidates and was elected to fulfill Gowan's term, which lasted until the 1913 election. Livingstone did not seek re-election at the term's conclusion.
In the 1922 election, Livingstone was one of five candidates to challenge incumbent mayor David Duggan's bid for re-election. He finished third, behind Duggan and former and future mayor Joseph Clarke. He did not re-enter politics thereafter.
- Statutory Register Births