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
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 5th congressional district
1809 - 1815
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