Alexander T. McGill
Date of Birth : Oct 20, 1845
Date of Death : Apr 21, 1900
Alexander Taggart McGill was an American jurist and Democratic party politician from New Jersey. He served as chancellor of the New Jersey court of chancery from 1887 to 1900 and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1895.
McGill was born in Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Rev. Alexander Taggart McGill and Eleanor Acheson McCulloch. When he was eight, his father was elected to a chair in the Princeton Theological Seminary and the family moved to New Jersey. He attended Princeton University, graduating in 1864. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1866, he continued his legal studies in the Trenton office of Edward W. Scudder. He was admitted to the bar as attorney in 1867 and as counselor in 1870.
McGill moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, where he would remain the rest of his life. From 1870 to 1876 he practiced in partnership with New Jersey Attorney General Robert Gilchrist, Jr. He was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1874 and again in 1875. On June 10, 1875 he married Caroline Stockton Olmsted at Princeton, New Jersey.