Alexander Livingstone (Alberta politician)

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Alexander Livingstone
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Alderman on the Edmonton City Council
In office
June 7, 1912 – December 8, 1913
Personal details
Born August 2, 1884
Bathgate, Scotland
Died October 26, 1944(1944-10-26) (aged 60)
Los Angeles, California
Profession Draper, merchant

Alexander Livingstone (August 2, 1884[1] – October 26, 1944) was a Canadian politician and municipal councillor in Edmonton, Alberta.

Early life[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Statutory Register Births