George Alexander (American politician)
|Mayor George Alexander in office|
|28th Mayor of Los Angeles|
March 26, 1909 – July 1, 1913
|Preceded by||William Stephens|
|Succeeded by||Henry R. Rose|
|Born||September 21, 1839
|Died||August 2, 1923
Los Angeles, California
George Alexander (September 21, 1839 — August 2, 1923) was a Scottish American city-level political figure who, from 1909 to 1913, served as the 28th Mayor of Los Angeles, California's largest city.
Born in Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, he moved with his parents to the United States at the age of 11. In 1862, during the second year of the Civil War, he married Annie Yeiser in Iowa and participated in combat after enlisting in the Iowa volunteers. After the war, he settled in the small Iowa city of Belle Plaine, and in 1870 started his own grain and feed business.
In 1887, at the age of 48, Alexander moved West to Los Angeles and expanded his grain business. By 1892, he began his governmental career in the County Recorder's office. In 1901, he was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and served until 1909. In 1909 he ran in a recall election against Mayor Arthur C. Harper, and became Mayor of Los Angeles on March 26, 1909 and served until July 1, 1913.
- "MAYORS OF LOS ANGELES" Prepared by The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (Printed 2002)
- Supervisor George Alexander
- LOS ANGELES' NEW MAYOR Stirs Up Commissions and Makes Two Appointments to Fire Board (Arizona Journal-Miner, April 2, 1909, page 1)
- "Rival Candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles" (The Pittsburgh Press, December 2, 1911, page 1, photographs of candidates included)
- "WOMEN'S VOTES GAVE VICTORY Defeat of Socialism in Los Angeles Attributed to Them. KNEW HOW TO BALLOT Aided Also in Death of Prohibition Ordinance––Alexander 31,685 Ahead." (The Spokesman-Review, December 7, 1911, page 1)
- "George Alexander". Find a Grave. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
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