Lincoln Alexander, 1922 – 2012

Hamilton mourns the loss of one of the city’s most well-known and well-loved citizens.

The Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, Member of Parliament for Hamilton West and the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, died Friday, Oct. 19th, 2012.

Alexander was elected to the House of Commons in 1968 for the Hamilton West riding as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1985 he was appointed the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and served until 1991.

He received numerous accolades over his career, being recognized as the first black Member of the Canadian Parliament and the first black Lieutenant Governor in Canada.

To learn more about this remarkable man you can go to the Canadian Encyclopedia or read an in depth article about him in the Hamilton Spectator.

In Hamilton, Alexander will lie in repose at City Hall on Tuesday through Thursday. Citizens are invited to pay their respects each day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. where you can sign a book of condolences.  Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor is also hosting an online book of condolences.

A celebration of Linc’s life is set for Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton Place.

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