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James Church Alvord
Birth: Apr. 14, 1808
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1839
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Whig to represent Massachusetts' 6th District in the US House of Representatives, he served for six months in 1839. His death came before the Congress assembled. Alvord was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. An 1827 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, he was admitted to the bar in 1830 and returned to his hometown to set up practice. He was professor pro tempore at the Cambridge Law School (1833), a member of the State House of Representatives (1837) and the State Senate (1838). During his time in the Massachusetts Legislature Alvord established himself as a strong-voiced abolitionist, and he was also opposed to the annexation of Texas. This alone would have made him a lively debater in the US House had he lived to take his seat there. He died at 31 of an intestinal ailment, at his home in Greenfield. There is a cenotaph for him at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Family links: 
  Elijah Alvord (1777 - 1840)
  Sabra Wells Alvord (1785 - 1867)
  Anna Greene Grew Alvord (1812 - 1892)*
  Infant Son Alvord (1837 - 1837)*
  Sarah Wells Alvord Newcomb (____ - 1836)*
  James Church Alvord (1808 - 1839)
  Martha Alvord (1815 - 1815)*
  Daniel Wells Alvord (1816 - 1871)*
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Federal Street Cemetery
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: May 23, 2003
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James Church Alvord
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LONG GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. Daffodils signify "Regards". To James, may you rest in eternal peace. Your loving cousin,
- Kati McSweeney
 Added: Jan. 23, 2014

- P.K. Magruder
 Added: May. 27, 2012
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 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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