Alexander Manning

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Alexander Henderson Manning
Alexander Manning.jpg
20th Mayor of Toronto
In office
Preceded byJoseph Sheard
Succeeded byFrancis Henry Medcalf
In office
Preceded byArthur Radcliffe Boswell
Succeeded byWilliam Holmes Howland
Personal details
Born(1819-05-11)11 May 1819
Dublin, Ireland
Died20 October 1903(1903-10-20) (aged 84)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alexander Henderson Manning (11 May 1819 – 20 October 1903) was a Canadian contractor, businessman, and the 20th Mayor of Toronto, serving a single term in 1873 and a second in 1885. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Manning was the last unelected Toronto mayor. Before and between his political office Manning was a contractor, as carpenter and general contractor. Manning worked on various projects in the city and beyond:[1]

Manning was St. Lawrence Ward alderman from 1856-1858 and 1867 to 1873.[1]

Beside politics, Manning served on various corporate boards and associations:[1]

Married twice (Adeline Augusta Whittemore 1861, Susan Celina Smith), Manning died in Toronto in 1903 and buried at St. James Cemetery.[1]

Manning Arcade and Manning Chambers were two office complexes built for and named after Manning.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Alexander Manning". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.