The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hay, Hon. Alexander
Hay, Hon. Alexander, M.L.C., was member for Gumeracha in the Legislative Assembly of South Australia from 1857 to 1861 and from 1867 to 1870, and for East Torrens in 1870-71. Whilst sitting in the Lower House, he was Commissioner of Public Works in Mr. Reynolds' two Governments from May 1860 to Oct. 1861. He has since 1883 held a seat in the Legislative Council, and was a member of the South Australian Commission for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in 1886. Mr. Hay was Treasurer of the Executive Council of the University Association, which organised the establishment of the Adelaide University, in 1872.