Filed by Tory on Thursday, February 2, 2006
Born in Toronto in 1922 to parents of Jamaican and Vincentian heritage, Lincoln Alexander served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. After being educated at McMaster and Osgoode Hall he was appointed Queen's Counsel and was a partner in a Toronto law firm. Alexander served as an MP from 1968 to 1985. He was also Federal Minister of Labour in 1979. In 1985 he was appointed as the first African-Canadian to server as Ontario's Lieutenant Governor.