Adam Rankin Alexander

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Adam Rankin Alexander
United States Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Personal details
Born (1781-11-01)November 1, 1781
Rockbridge County, Virginia
Died November 1, 1848(1848-11-01) (aged 67)
Marshall County, Mississippi
Political party Jacksonian Republican
Spouse(s) Leah Reagan Alexander
Children Ebeneza Alexander

Mary Melissa Alexander

William Reagan Alexander

Jane Maria Alexander

James Henry Alexander

Margaret Ann Alexander

Joseph Brown Porter Alexander

Benjamin Newton Alexander

Martha Hill Alexander

Samuel Blair Houston Alexander

John Bell Pinkney Alexander

Profession politician

Adam Rankin Alexander (1781–1848) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Alexander was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, on November 1, 1781, son of Oliver and Mary Craig Alexander.

Career[edit]

During the War of 1812 Alexander served from October 4, 1813, to January 4, 1814. He served as a private in Captain William Dooley's Company; and as a Lieutenant and Quartermaster in Thomas McCrory's 2nd Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. He married Leah Reagan, of Virginia, on March 26, 1805, in Blount County, Tennessee.[1]

Alexander worked as a surveyor, and afterwards, he was the register of the land office for the tenth surveyors' district in Madison County, Tennessee. He was a member of the court of Madison County in 1821. He became a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1817.[2]

Elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth and as a Jacksonian to the succeeding Congress, Alexander served as a U.S. Representative from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1827.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Twentieth Congress in 1827, and lost his seat to frontiersman Davy Crockett.

Alexander represented Shelby County, Tennessee at the Tennessee constitutional convention in 1834. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1841 and 1843.

Death[edit]

Alexander died on November 1, 1848 at age 67 years, in Marshall County, Mississippi. He is interred at Pryor Family Cemetery in Marshall County, Mississippi.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Rankin Alexander". Alabama Trails War of 1812. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adam Rankin Alexander". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Adam Rankin Alexander". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Adam Rankin Alexander". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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