Alexander S. McDill

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Alexander S. McDill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by George W. Cate
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
In office
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born (1822-03-18)March 18, 1822
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Died November 12, 1875(1875-11-12) (aged 53)
Madison, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

Alexander Stuart McDill (March 18, 1822 – November 12, 1875) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Born near Meadville, Pennsylvania, McDill attended Allegheny College. He was graduated from Cleveland Medical College in 1848 and practiced medicine in Crawford County, Pennsylvania from 1848 to 1856. He moved to Plover, Wisconsin, in 1856. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1862. He served as member of the board of managers of the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane 1862-1868. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1863 and 1864. He was the medical superintendent of the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane from 1868 to 1873 and also in 1875.

McDill was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875). He was the first member elected to Wisconsin's newly created 8th congressional district. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress. He died near Madison, Wisconsin, November 12, 1875. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin. McDill Pond, McDill Elementary School, and a section of the bike/walk trail, the Green Circle, in the Plover/Stevens Point area, among other things, have been named after Alexander McDill, mostly in the Plover and Stevens Point, Wisconsin area.

His brother, Thomas McDill, was also a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.



United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District Created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
George W. Cate