Alexander Walker Ogilvie

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The Honourable
Alexander Walker Ogilvie
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Senator for Alma, Quebec
In office
1881–1901
Appointed by John A. Macdonald
Preceded by Edward Goff Penny
Succeeded by Robert Mackay
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal-Ouest
In office
1867–1871
Succeeded by Francis Cassidy
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montréal-Centre
In office
1875–1878
Preceded by Charles Alexander
Succeeded by Horatio Admiral Nelson
Personal details
Born May 7, 1829
Côte-Saint-Michel, Lower Canada
Died March 31, 1902(1902-03-31) (aged 72)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Occupation Businessman, miller

Alexander Walker Ogilvie (May 7, 1829 – March 31, 1902) was a Canadian politician and businessman. He and his brothers, William and John, are remembered for their pioneering work in the Canadian milling trade with their company, A. W. Ogilvie & Co. of Montreal, and as pioneers and believers in the success of the Canadian West. Their company expanded to become the largest flour milling company in the British Empire.

He was born in Côte-Saint-Michel, Lower Canada (now Quebec) which is on the island of Montreal, the son of Alexander Ogilvie and Helen Watson.

In 1867, he was acclaimed to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Montréal-Ouest. He did not run in 1871. He was elected again in 1875, this time in the riding of Montréal-Centre. He did not run in 1878.

In 1881, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Alma, Quebec. A Conservative, he resigned in 1901.

Alexander Walker Ogilvie died in 1902 and was buried in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

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