Sir Douglas Alexander, 1st Baronet
1864 – 1949
Who was Sir Douglas Alexander, 1st Baronet?
Alexander was born in Halifax, Yorkshire. His parents emigrated to Canada when he was a child and he was brought up in Hamilton, Ontario. He was educated at the Hamilton Collegiate Institute and called to the bar in 1886. After practising for a few years in Hamilton he joined the Singer Manufacturing Company of New York City, where he was to stay for the rest of his career, in 1891. He was appointed to the board in 1896 and became president in 1905, holding the position until his death 44 years later.
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