Alexander Edwards (politician)
Alexander McKay Edwards (7 April 1876 – 3 June 1938) was a Canadian businessman and politician. Edwards was a Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Bothwell, Ontario and became a manufacturer and pharmacist.
|Member of Parliament|
for Waterloo South
October 1925 – June 1938
|Preceded by||William Elliott|
|Succeeded by||Karl Kenneth Homuth|
Alexander McKay Edwards
7 April 1876
Bothwell, Ontario, Canada
|Died||3 June 1938(aged 62)|
|Political party||Conservative (1867-1942)|
m. 26 April 1905
The son of Charles Edwards and Annie McKay, Edwards attended the Ontario College of Pharmacy. Besides his work as a pharmacist, he also was president of Galt Stove and Furnace. In 1905, he married Laura Clare.
He was an alderman for Galt for eight years, and mayor of the municipality in 1916 and 1917.
Edwards was first elected to Parliament at the Waterloo South riding in the 1925 general election then re-elected in 1926, 1930 and 1935. Edwards died at his residence in Galt on 3 June 1938 from a heart attack before he had completed his term in the 18th Canadian Parliament. He was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
|Canadian federal election, 1935: Waterloo South|
|Liberal||David S. Charlton||6,606||39.41||+3.92|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Felix Lazarus||2,426||14.47||–|
|Reconstruction||Harvey Orton Hawke||1,000||5.97||–|
|Total valid votes||16,763||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1930: Waterloo South|
|Total valid votes||13,949||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1926: Waterloo South|
|Total valid votes||12,155||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1925: Waterloo South|
|Total valid votes||13,247||100.0|
|Conservative gain from Progressive||Swing||+13.91|
- Normandin, A.L. (1936). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
- "A. Edwards, 62, Dies / Was M.P. 13 Years". Toronto Star. 4 June 1938. p. 20.