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Alexander Livingstone


Alderman on the Edmonton City Council
In office
June 7, 1912 – December 8, 1913

Born 1884
Bathgate, Scotland
Profession Draper, merchant

Alexander Livingstone (born 1884) was a Canadian politician and municipal councillor in Edmonton, Alberta.

Early life

Livingstone was born in Bathgate, Scotland in 1884, and emigrated to Canada in 1904. There he established himself as a draper. He started operating out of his home, but eventually built a four storey department store - the Caledonian Department Stores - that was one of the foremost in Edmonton.

Political career

In May 1912, Herman McInnes and Charles Gowan resigned from the Edmonton City Council. In the ensuing by-election, Livingstone topped a field of six candidates and was elected to fulfill Gowan's term, which lasted until the 1913 election. Livingstone did not seek re-election at the term's conclusion.

In the 1922 election, Livingstone was one of five candidates to challenge incumbent mayor David Duggan's bid for re-election. He finished third, behind Duggan and former and future mayor Joseph Clarke. He did not re-enter politics thereafter.

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