Alexander, Richard Henry

ALEXANDER, Richard Henry, businessman (b 26 Mar 1844, Edinburgh, Scotland; d 29 Jan 1915, Vancouver). He joined a group of OVERLANDERS who crossed Canada in 1862 to try their luck in the Cariboo goldfields (see GOLD RUSHES). After working at a variety of jobs he joined the HASTINGS MILL as an accountant in 1870 and in 1882 became mill manager. He was a member of the committee that drafted the bill of incorporation for VANCOUVER and he ran unsuccessfully in the city's first mayoralty campaign in...

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