Alexander McKim

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Alexander McKim
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1815
Preceded byWilliam McCreery
Succeeded byWilliam Pinkney
Personal details
Born(1748-02-10)February 10, 1748
Brandywine, Delaware
DiedJanuary 18, 1832(1832-01-18) (aged 83)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic-Republican Party
Military service
UnitBaltimore Independent Cadets
First Baltimore Cavalry

Alexander McKim (January 10, 1748 – January 18, 1832) was a U.S. Representative from Maryland.


Born in Brandywine, Delaware, McKim pursued an academic course. He later moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1778. He served in the Revolutionary War as a member of the Baltimore Independent Cadets and of the First Baltimore Cavalry. He also fought under Lafayette in the Virginia campaign of 1781. After the war, he served as member of the Maryland Senate from 1806 to 1810.

McKim was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses, where he served from March 4, 1809, to March 3, 1815. After Congress, he engaged in mercantile pursuits. He also served as justice of court of quarter sessions, and was presiding judge of the Baltimore County Orphans' Court at the time of his death in Baltimore. He is interred in Greenmount Cemetery.

His nephew, Isaac McKim, also served as a congressman from Maryland.


  • United States Congress. "Alexander McKim (id: M000515)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on February 28, 2010
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William McCreery
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 5th congressional district

1809 - 1815
Succeeded by
William Pinkney

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