1886-1887 - 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