Alexander Keith

1795 – 1873   Brewer, Politician

Born in Scotland, Keith trained as a brewer before emigrating to Canada as a young man. He founded Alexander Keith’s Brewing in 1820, the company remaining in business today as one of the oldest in North America. Keith was active in his community, especially in the banking and insurance industries. He was elected as Mayor of Halifax three times and was a member of the provincial legislature for over 30 years. He served as Grand Master of the Maritimes from 1840 until almost his death.

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