Mr. Alexander Edward Eagleton,
who occupied a seat on the Napier Borough Council continuously from October, 1901, to October, 1906, was born in Auckland, in October, 1863, and is the youngest son of a master mariner, who is (1906) caretaker of the Calliope Dock, on the Waitemata harbour. He was educated at a private school, conducted by Mr. E. M. C. Harrison, in Auckland, afterwards learned the trade of a baker in Parnell, and then served an apprenticeship to the hair-dressing trade
under his brother. In 1891 Mr. Eagleton removed to Napier, established himself in business, and acquired an extensive connection. He is treasurer of the Napier Board of Hospital Trustees and Charitable Aid Board, was the promoter of the Napier Swimming Club, is secretary of the Hawke's Bay branch of the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association, president of the Union Rowing Club, the City Football Club, and the Hawke's Bay Sports Protection Association; vice-president of the Wednesday Afternoon Club, and treasurer of the Tradesmen's Club, is life honorary lieutenant of the Victorian Rifles, an Auckland corps; was honorary secretary to the send-off and reception committees in connection with the South African New Zealand Contingents, was secretary to the Troopers' Memorial Committee, and is captain of the Napier Fire Police and Salvage Corps. Mr. Eagleton married a daughter of the late Mr. W. W. Waddel, a former Mayor of Auckland and chairman of the Auckland Harbour Board, and has one son and two daughters.