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Sir Alexander Matheson, 1st Baronet (16 January 1805-26 July 1886), was a Scottish businessman and long-standing Liberal Member of Parliament.

Matheson of was the nephew of Sir James Matheson, 1st Baronet, and a partner in the family firm of Jardine Matheson. He was returned to Parliament for Inverness Burghs in 1847, a seat he held until 1868 when he succeeded his uncle as Member of Parliament for Ross and Cromarty. He retained this constituency until 1884. In 1882 he was created a Baronet, of Lochalsh in the County of Ross.

Matheson died in July 1886, aged 81.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Morrison
Member of Parliament for Inverness Burghs
Succeeded by
Aeneas William Mackintosh
Preceded by
Sir James Matheson
Member of Parliament for Ross and Cromarty
Succeeded by
Ronald Munro-Ferguson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Lochalsh)
Succeeded by
Kenneth James Matheson


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