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1886-1887 - Alexander McKay

Alexander McKay
Alexander McKay

Born in Hamilton, McKay was educated in Hamilton schools including Central Public School. He was involved in the hotel business, managing the Victoria Hotel. He later became a grain merchant with a flour and feed business on John Street South. In 1879 he was elected alderman for Ward 2 and served seven years. He became mayor in 1886 and was re-elected in 1887. That same year he was elected a Conservative Member of Parliament for Hamilton and served as party whip until 1896. On his retirement he was appointed inspector of customs.

 

Born: April 19, 1843

Married: Catherine Marshall, March 8, 1871

Died: April 21, 1912

Buried: Hamilton Cemetery

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