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    Alexander Begg

    Alexander Begg, writer, historian (b at Québec City 19 July 1839; d at Victoria 6 Sept 1897).

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    Alexander Brott

    Alexander Brott, conductor, composer, violinist, educator (b at Montréal 14 Mar 1915; d at Montréal 1 April 2005).

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    Alexander Brott

    LifeAlexander Brott studied violin with Eugene Schneider and Alfred De Sève, and at age 11 performed as soloist in vaudeville.

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    Alexander Chuhaldin

    Alexander Chuhaldin. Violinist, teacher, conductor, composer, b Vladikavkas, North Ossetia-Alania, 27 Aug 1892, d Victoria, BC, 20 Jan 1951. At eight he entered the Imperial Conservatory of Moscow, studying violin with Jules Conus, and at nine he appeared in public.

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    Alexander Cowper Hutchison

    Alexander Cowper Hutchison, architect (born 2 April 1838 in Montreal, QC; died  1 January 1922 in Montreal). Hutchison was one of Montreal's most prolific and prestigious architects (see Architecture). He epitomized the generation of  self-taught men who shaped the city during the second half of the 19th century. He is recognized for several architectural achievements including the Redpath Museum and Montreal’s City Hall, which he designed with architect Henri-Maurice Perrault.

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    Alexander Fraser Laidlaw

    Alexander Fraser Laidlaw, co-operative leader, educator, writer (b at Port Hood, NS 12 Jun 1908; d at Ottawa 30 Nov 1980).

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    Alexander Grant Dexter

    Alexander Grant Dexter, journalist (born 3 February 1896 in St Andrews, MB; died 12 December 1961 in Ottawa, ON). Grant Dexter was the archetypal Canadian political reporter of the 1940s, a splendid journalist with access to the best governmental sources.

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    Alexander Gray

    Alexander Reid Gray, operatic baritone, teacher, administrator (born 31 March 1929 in Lachine, QC; died 6 October 1998 in Victoria, BC).

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    Alexander Henderson

    Alexander Henderson, lawyer, politician, commissioner of Yukon Territory (b at Oshawa, Ont 13 Mar 1861; d at Vancouver 13 Dec 1940). Educated at Osgoode Hall, University of Toronto, Henderson was called to the Ontario bar in 1899 and the BC bar in 1891.

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    Alexander Knox

    Alexander Knox, actor, novelist, playwright (b at Strathroy, Ont 16 Jan 1907; d at Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK 25 Apr 1995). Alexander Knox was educated at the University of Western Ontario, and first appeared on the American stage with the Boston Repertory Theatre in 1929.

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    Alexander Matheson Lang

    Alexander Matheson Lang, expatriate actor-manager, dramatist (b at Montréal 15 May 1879; d at Barbados 11 Apr 1948). A tall, good-looking, classical actor he was renowned for his tours of Commonwealth countries.

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    Alexander Muir

    Alexander Muir. Songwriter, school principal, poet, b Lesmahagow, near Lanark, Scotland, 5 Apr 1830, d Toronto 26 Jan 1906; BA (Queen's) 1851. His parents settled, when he was three, in Scarborough Township, east of Toronto, and he later taught 1853-60 in several Scarborough schools.

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    Alexander Pantages

    Alexander Pantages, né Pericles, entrepreneur, vaudeville and motion picture theatre owner and manager (b at Andros, Greece 17 Feb 1867; d at Los Angeles 17 Feb 1936). Pericles Pantages was reputed to have changed his name to Alexander after hearing the story of Alexander the Great.

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    Alexander Pauk

    Alexander Peter Pauk, composer, conductor (b at Toronto 4 Oct 1945). As a conductor, Pauk has been a leading exponent of new music in Canada since graduating from the University of Toronto in 1971, where he was a co-founder of the contemporary music collective Array (now ArrayMusic).

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    Alexander Phimister Proctor

    Alexander Phimister Proctor, sculptor, painter (b in Bosanquet Twp, Lambton Co, Ont 27 Sept 1860; d at Palo Alto, Calif 5 Sept 1950). Proctor's family left Canada in 1866, settling in Denver, Colorado, in 1871. There young Proctor developed a lifelong love of western American frontier life, animals and hunting. He would be nominated a member of the big game hunting club, the Boone and Crockett, by Theodore Roosevelt in 1893.

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