Alexander Manning

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Alexander Henderson Manning
Alexander Manning.jpg
Mayor of Toronto
In office
1873–1873
Preceded by Joseph Sheard
Succeeded by Francis Henry Medcalf
In office
1885–1885
Preceded by Arthur Radcliffe Boswell
Succeeded by William Holmes Howland
Personal details
Born (1819-05-11)11 May 1819
Dublin, Ireland
Died 20 October 1903(1903-10-20) (aged 84)
Toronto, Ontario

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]

References[edit]

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