Lincoln Alexander joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and served in Europe during the Second World War.
After the war he studied at McMaster University in Hamilton and graduated in History and Political Econmy in 1949. In 1953 he graduated from the Osgood Hall Law School in Toronto.
It took him until 1954 to find employment in a lawfirm. In 1962 he became a partner in that firm and in 1965 he was appointed Queen’s Councel. Alexander went into politics in 1968 and became Canada’s first coloured M.P. He sat in the House of Commons for almost 12 years and was appointed Secretary of Labour in 1979, a post he held until the next elections in 1980. The same year he was named Chairman of the Workman’s Compensation Board, Ontario.
In 1985, Alexander was made Ontario’s 24th Lieutenant Governor.
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