Alexander Pope Field

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Alexander Pope Field (November 30, 1800 – August 19, 1876) was a United States politician.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he moved to Jonesboro, Illinois, studied law, and was admitted to the Illinois bar. His uncle was Nathaniel Pope. From 1822 until 1828, he served in the Illinois House of Representatives and supported Andrew Jackson as a Democrat and later became a Whig. He served in the United States Army, in the Black Hawk War of 1832 and was brigade inspector. From 1829 until 1840, he served as Illinois Secretary of State. Field moved to Wisconsin Territory and served as the territory's secretary from 1841 to 1843.[1] He then moved to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1845.[2]

In 1849, Field moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and was elected Louisiana Attorney General serving from 1873 until his death.[3]


  1. ^ History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin. Springfield, Ill.: Springfield Publishing Company. 1884. p. 35. 
  2. ^ Frank E. Stevens. "Alexander Pope Field". Journal of the Illinois Historical Society, vol. 4, no. 1 (April 1911): 7–37.
  3. ^ Dictionary of Louisiana Biography. Louisiana Historical Society.
Political offices
Preceded by
George Forquer
Secretary of State of Illinois
Succeeded by
Stephen A. Douglas
Legal offices
Preceded by
Simeon Beldon
Attorney General of Louisiana
Succeeded by
William H. Hunt