Alexander Duncan (politician)

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Alexander Duncan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's first district
In office
March 4 1837 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by Bellamy Storer
Succeeded by Nathanael G. Pendleton
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by Nathanael G. Pendleton
Succeeded by James J. Faran
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
In office
December 1, 1828 – December 5, 1830
Serving with Elijah Hayward
Robert Todd Lytle
Samuel Reese
David T. Disney
George Graham
Preceded by Elijah Hayward
John C. Short
Peter Bell
Succeeded by Samuel Reese
Daniel Stone
Leonard Armstrong
In office
December 5, 1831 – December 2, 1832
Serving with Daniel H. Hawes
David T. Disney
John Burgoyne
Preceded by Samuel Reese
Daniel Stone
Leonard Armstrong
Succeeded by Adam N. Riddle
David T. Disney
Samuel Bond
Israel Brown
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Hamilton County district
In office
December 3, 1832 – November 30, 1834
Serving with David T. Disney
Samuel R. Miller
Preceded by Jonathan Cilley
Samuel R. Miller
Succeeded by Henry Morse
David T. Disney
Personal details
Born 1788
Bottle Hill, New Jersey
Died March 23, 1853
Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting place Laurel Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Alexander Duncan (1788 – March 23, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Bottle Hill (now Madison), Morris County, New Jersey, Duncan studied and practiced medicine. He moved to Ohio and settled in Cincinnati. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1828, 1829, 1831, and 1832. He served in the Ohio Senate 1832–1834.

Duncan was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress but came back to win a seat in the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). He did not run in 1844 for reelection to the Twenty-ninth Congress but instead resumed the practice of his profession.

He died in Madisonville (now a part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio, March 23, 1853 and is interred in Laurel Cemetery.


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