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Alexander Keith’s birthday

October 5, 2019

Alexander Keith (5 October, 1795 – 14 December, 1873) was the founder of Alexander Keith’s Brewery, a businessman, and politician. After learning the brewing trade from his uncle in Northern England, Keith immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1817 and became manager at a brewery, which he bought out in 1820. In 1822 he moved the brewery to larger facilities, and built a new brewery in 1836.  In 1842 he served as a commissioner of public property and in 1843 was selected mayor of Halifax. He continued as a member of council until he again served as mayor, by election, in 1853 and 1854.


October 5, 2019