Alexander Patterson Mewhinney

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Alexander Patterson Mewhinney
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by William Henry Fenton
Succeeded by Frederick Wellington Elliott
Constituency Bruce North
In office
Preceded by Charles Martin Bowman
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Constituency Bruce West
Personal details
Born (1873-04-26)April 26, 1873
Bruce Township, Ontario
Died October 29, 1929(1929-10-29) (aged 56)
Owen Sound, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Maud Cole (m. 1906)
Occupation Farmer

Alexander Patterson Mewhinney (April 26, 1873 – October 29, 1929) was an Ontario farmer and political figure. He represented Bruce West and then Bruce North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1919 to 1929 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Bruce Township, Ontario, the son of Joseph Mewhinney, and took over the operation of the family farm. In 1906, he married Maud Cole. He served on the township council and was reeve from 1913 to 1914 and warden for Bruce County in 1914. Mewhinney served as whip for the Liberals in the provincial assembly. He was a district deputy in the Masonic lodge. Mewhinney suffered a fatal stroke while campaigning for reelection in 1929.[1]


  1. ^ "Alex. P. Mewhinney, candidate in Bruce, dies on election eve". The Globe. October 30, 1929. p. 1. 

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