The Viscount Alexander was appointed Governor General in 1946. He had a distinguished career in the British military, serving in both the First and Second World Wars, and he was Canada’s last British Governor General.
Alexander and his wife traveled extensively during his term, both within Canada and to the United States and Brazil. During their first year in Canada, they visited every provincial capital. They went to Newfoundland the summer the province joined Confederation.
Alexander remained Governor General until early 1952. Upon his leave, he returned to Great Britain to become the Minister of Defence. Alexander passed away in June 1969.
Title/Description: Lord Alexander, 17th Governor General of Canada, and Lady Alexander arrive in Ottawa. Alexander visited Canada many times after the end of his term as Governor General.
Photographer: Andy Andrews.
Date: October 20, 1955.
Credit: Andrews-Newton Photographers Fonds / City of Ottawa Archives / MG393-AN-039265-001.
Copyright: City of Ottawa Archives.