Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was born in Toronto, on January 21st, 1922. His life has exemplified dedicated service to his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945; in the House of Commons from 1968 to 1980; as Chairman of the Workers Compensation Board from 1980 to 1985; and as Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991.
A graduate of McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949 and the Osgoode Hall Law School in 1953, he was called to the Bar in 1953 and appointed Queens Counsel in 1965. Honorary degrees have been conferred upon him by several Ontario universities including his alma mater, McMaster University. In 1991 he became Chancellor of the University of Guelph.
In 1976 and 1978, Dr. Alexander served as an observer to the United Nations. He is a former member of the Interparliamentary Union (Canadian Group), the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association, and the Canada-United States Parliamentary Delegation.
The Honourable Lincoln Alexander has been an advocate and tireless worker for fairness, education, justice and peace for all. Among his many honours has been his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Ontario and Companion of the Order of Canada.