Lemuel J. Alston

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Lemuel James Alston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 4, 1811
Preceded by Elias Earle
Succeeded by Elias Earle
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1789 – 1790
Personal details
Born 1760
Granville County, North Carolina
Died 1836 (aged 75–76)
Clarke County, Alabama
Political party Democratic-Republican
Profession lawyer

Lemuel James Alston (1760–1836) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in the eastern part of Granville (now Warren) County, North Carolina, Alston moved to South Carolina after the Revolutionary War and settled near Greens Mill, which soon became the town of Greenville, South Carolina. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Greenville. He served as member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1789 to 1790.

Alston was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses (March 4, 1807 – March 4, 1811). He moved in 1816 to Clarke County, Alabama, and settled near Grove Hill, Alabama where he presided over the orphans' court and the county court from November 1816 until May 1821. He died at "Alston Place," Clarke County, Alabama, in 1836.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elias Earle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 8th congressional district

1807 –1811
Succeeded by
Elias Earle