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  Sir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen, Provost of Inverness 1925-1931. Photo c1933. Born in Calcutta on 10th January 1875. His father was Robert Sutherland Taylor MacEwen, barrister and Recorder of Rangoon. MacEwen was educated at Clifton College, Bristol and Edinburgh University, qualifying as a solicitor in 1901. He joined the firm of Stewart Rule & Co. in Inverness and went on to be its senior partner for more than 30 years. He entered the Town Council in 1908 and although he later retired he was persuaded to return after World War I. He was elected provost in 1925, a post he held until 1931. During his period in office Provost MacEwen promoted schemes for the improvement of public health and housing. He was a member of the Inverness-shire Education Committee and for nine years Chairman of the Directors of the Royal Northern Infirmary. He was knighted in 1932. After he retired from the Town Council MacEwen was elected County Councillor for Benbecula. He supported Scottish self-government and was the leader of the Scottish National Party from 1934-36. Macewen Drive in Inverness is named after him. He died on 29th June 1941.
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Caption:Sir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen, Provost of Inverness 1925-1931. Photo c1933. Born in Calcutta on 10th January 1875. His father was Robert Sutherland Taylor MacEwen, barrister and Recorder of Rangoon. MacEwen was educated at Clifton College, Bristol and Edinburgh University, qualifying as a solicitor in 1901. He joined the firm of Stewart Rule & Co. in Inverness and went on to be its senior partner for more than 30 years. He entered the Town Council in 1908 and although he later retired he was persuaded to return after World War I. He was elected provost in 1925, a post he held until 1931. During his period in office Provost MacEwen promoted schemes for the improvement of public health and housing. He was a member of the Inverness-shire Education Committee and for nine years Chairman of the Directors of the Royal Northern Infirmary. He was knighted in 1932. After he retired from the Town Council MacEwen was elected County Councillor for Benbecula. He supported Scottish self-government and was the leader of the Scottish National Party from 1934-36. Macewen Drive in Inverness is named after him. He died on 29th June 1941.
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