Alexander McLean (Ontario politician)

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Alexander McLean (February 14, 1793 – April 16, 1875) was a political figure in Upper Canada and Canada West.

He was born in St. Andrews in Upper Canada in 1793, the son of Neil McLean. He studied with John Strachan in Cornwall and later settled on a farm near Cornwall. He served as a lieutenant in the local militia during the War of 1812. He was named justice of the peace in the Eastern District in 1832. In 1837, he was elected to represent Stormont in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada when his brother Archibald resigned to accept an appointment as judge. He represented Stormont again in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1841 to 1843 and 1848 to 1851.

He died in Cornwall in 1875.


  • Becoming Prominent: Leadership in Upper Canada, 1791-1841, J.K. Johnson (1989)