Alfred Boyd

Alfred Boyd, merchant, politician, premier of Manitoba, 1870-71 (d in Eng 1909). Described as a "native of Canada," Boyd was operating a general store at Red River prior to the troubles of 1869-70.

Boyd, Alfred

Alfred Boyd, merchant, politician, premier of Manitoba, 1870-71 (d in Eng 1909). Described as a "native of Canada," Boyd was operating a general store at Red River prior to the troubles of 1869-70. He was elected to the Convention of Forty, which met on 28 January 1870 to decide the fate of the Red River Colony. In September 1870 he was appointed provincial secretary by Lieutenantt-Governor Adams George Archibald.

Elected as MLA for St Andrew's N on 30 December 1870, he was appointed minister of public works and agriculture on 10 January 1871. He resigned 9 December 1871 to make way for a representation of the half-breed population and was succeeded by John Norquay. Boyd acquired considerable business and real-estate interests in Winnipeg before he settled in England about 1890.