Alexander Buckner

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Alexander Buckner
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
March 4, 1831 – June 6, 1833
Preceded by David Barton
Succeeded by Lewis F. Linn
Personal details
Born March 8, 1785
Jefferson County, Kentucky
Died June 6, 1833 (aged 47–48)
Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Political party Jacksonian

Alexander Buckner (March 8, 1785 – June 6, 1833) was a United States Senator from Missouri. Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, he studied law and moved to Charlestown, Indiana in 1812. He moved to Missouri in 1818 and settled near Jackson; he practiced law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was appointed by the Territorial Governor as circuit attorney for the Cape Girardeau district, and was president of the State constitutional convention in 1820. He was a member of the Missouri Senate from 1822 to 1826 and was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving from March 4, 1831, until his death due to cholera in Cape Girardeau County, 1833. Interment was on his farm in Cape Girardeau County; reinterment was in City Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, in 1897.

Buckner was instrumental in its founding of the Grand Lodge of Indiana and served as the first Grand Master of Masons in 1818.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Dwight L. Goodly Heritage (Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Indiana, 1968) pg.18
United States Senate
Preceded by
David Barton
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
1831–1833
Served alongside: Thomas H. Benton
Succeeded by
Lewis F. Linn