A.J. Andrews


Alfred Joseph Andrews (24 April 1865 – 31 January 1950)[1] was a Canadian politician serving as an alderman and the 17th Mayor of Winnipeg.

A.J. Andrews
17th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
Preceded byWilliam McCreary
Succeeded byHorace Wilson
Personal details
Alfred Joseph Andrews

(1865-04-24)24 April 1865[1]
Franklin Centre, Canada East[1]
Died31 January 1950 (aged 84)[1]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[1]
Spouse(s)Maude Watson [1]

Andrews was a lawyer who moved to Winnipeg in 1880. He became a Winnipeg alderman in 1884 and served in that role until his election as Mayor for 1898 and 1899.[1] He was the founding member of the Citizens' Committee of 1000.[2]

The City of Winnipeg named Andrews Street in his honour.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Manitoba Historical Society - Alfred Joseph Andrews
  2. ^ "Manitoba History:A. J. Andrews to Arthur Meighen: Winnipeg General Strike Correspondence".
  3. ^ History in Winnipeg Street Names at Manitoba Historical Society

External linksEdit

  • When The State Trembled: How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens' Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike by Reinhold Kramer and Tom Mitchell