Alexander Ross (Canadian politician)

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Alexander Ross
Ontario MPP
In office
1875–1890
Preceded byNew riding
Succeeded byJames Thompson Garrow
ConstituencyHuron West
Personal details
Born(1829-04-20)April 20, 1829
Dundee, Scotland
DiedMarch 31, 1901(1901-03-31) (aged 71)
Howick, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Agnes Kydd (m. 1852)
OccupationBanker
Military service
AllegianceCanadian
Branch/serviceMilitia
RankLieutenant-Colonel
Battles/warsFenian raids

Alexander McLagan Ross (April 20, 1829 – March 31, 1901) was a Canadian banker and politician, who served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Huron West from 1875 to 1890 as a Liberal member. He was provincial treasurer from 1883 to 1890.

He was born in Dundee, Scotland, the son of Colin Ross and Elizabeth McLagan, and came to Upper Canada with his family in 1834, he served as a clerk in the Bank of Upper Canada and was manager for the Royal Canadian Bank and then the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Goderich. In 1852, he married Agnes Kydd. In 1858, he was named treasurer for the united counties of Huron and Bruce, he continued to serve as treasurer for Huron from 1866 to 1883 after the two counties were split. Ross also served as Commissioner of Agriculture for the province from 1883 to 1888. In 1890, he was named county clerk for York County, he was a lieutenant-colonel in the local militia and served during the Fenian raids.

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Preceded by
James Young
Treasurer of Ontario
1883–1890
Succeeded by
Richard Harcourt