Alexander Macdonald

Politician

1918 – 2014

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Who was Alexander Macdonald?

Alexander Barrett Macdonald was a politician who served for several years in the legislative assembly of British Columbia and briefly in the Canadian House of Commons. He was a barrister and solicitor by career.

The son of Malcolm Archibald Macdonald, Macdonald was educated at the University of British Columbia and Osgoode Hall. He worked with the Department of Munitions and Supplies in Ottawa during World War II. During that time, he married Dorothy Ann Lewis. After the war, he served as secretary for M. J. Coldwell and then practised law in Ontario for a short time. In 1948, he opened his own practice in Vancouver.

He was elected to the Canadian Parliament in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway in the 1957 general election as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. In the following year, he was defeated by John Ferguson Browne of the Progressive Conservative party in the 1958 election.

He was first elected to the B.C. legislature in the 1960 general election as the member for Vancouver East, and held this seat until his retirement in 1986.

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Born
Oct 21, 1918
Vancouver
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Education
  • University of British Columbia
Died
Mar 5, 2014
Vancouver

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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