Alexander McKay (politician)

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Alexander McKay (April 19, 1843 – April 21, 1912) was mayor of Hamilton, Ontario from 1886 to 1887.

Born in Hamilton, Canada West, McKay was the son of William McKay and Jane Reid, both natives of Ireland. He was educated there and entered business as a hotel manager[1] and then a grain merchant. In 1871, McKay married Catherine Marshall. After he retired from politics, McKay became a customs inspector.[1]


Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Francis Edwin Kilvert
Thomas Robertson
Member of Parliament for Hamilton
with Adam Brown 1887-1891
Samuel Shobal Ryckman 1891-1896

Succeeded by
Andrew Trew Wood
Thomas Henry Macpherson