Person NameMacEwen; Sir; Alexander Malcolm (1875-1941); Knight, solicitor
ForenamesAlexander Malcolm
EpithetKnight, solicitor
ActivitySir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen (1875-1941), solicitor, was born in Calcutta, the son of Robert MacEwen, barrister, Recorder of Rangoon. He was educated at Clifton College and Edinburgh University, and, after qualifying as a solicitor in 1901, he joined the firm of Stewart Rule & Co, Inverness. MacEwen married Mary Henderson in 1906. He became a town councillor in 1908, and was Provost, 1925-1931. MacEwen was Chaiman of the Education Committee, Inverness-shire, from 1930, and of the Royal Northern Infirmary, 1925-1934, and he took an active interest in local government in the Highlands. He was decorated for his work for Belgian refugees during the Second World War. MacEwen's publications include: 'The Thistle and the Rose', 1932; 'Scotland at School', (1938); and ' Towards Freedom', (1938).
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