Alexander W. Gregg

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This article is about the U.S. Representative from Texas. For the Texas bishop, see Alexander Gregg.

Alexander White Gregg (January 31, 1855 – April 30, 1919) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives between 1903 and 1919.


Alexander White Gregg was born on January 31, 1855, in Centerville, Leon County, Texas. Alexander was the child of James Gregg and Susan C Beal. He married Mary B Brooks on June 20, 1888, in Anderson County, Texas. Alexander passed away April 30, 1919, in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, at the age of 64, and was buried there.[1][2][3][4][5]<ref>

Early life[edit]

Gregg was born in Centerville, Texas on January 31, 1855. As a child, he went to a public school. He attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee, graduating in 1874 and later studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Palestine, Texas.

Political career[edit]

Gregg served in the Texas Senate between 1886-1888. He ran for Texas's 7th congressional district, and held a seat there between 1903 - 1919. He served as Chairman of the Committee on War Claims (1913–1919). He did not run for re-election in 1918 and died a month after his term ended in Palestine, Texas, and is buried in East Hill Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert L. Henry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Clay Stone Briggs
Political offices
Preceded by
Thetus W. Sims
Chairman of House War Claims Committee
Succeeded by
Benjamin K. Focht

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