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 Adam Rankin Alexander

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Adam Rankin Alexander

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Death 1 Nov 1848 (aged 67)
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Laws Hill, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 8061501 View Source
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US Congressman. He is remembered as an American politician during the 19th century. Before entering politics, he was a land surveyor. During the War of 1812, he served as a Lieutenant in Captain William Dooley's Company of the 2nd Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. As a Jeffersonian Republican, he was elected as a Representative from Tennessee to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1823 to 1827, serving first as an At-Large delegate from 1823 to 1825, then from the 9th District from 1825 to 1827. He changed his political party to Jacksonian. In 1826 he lost a re-election bid for the seat to frontiersman Davy Crockett. Previous to his Congressional term, he has served in the Tennessee State Senate in 1817, and after his Congressional term ended he served in the Tennessee State House of Representatives from 1841 to 1843. He married Leah Reagan Alexander and the couple had eleven children.

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  • Originally Created by: kimshockey (reb)
  • Added: 5 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8061501
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8061501/adam-rankin-alexander : accessed ), memorial page for Adam Rankin Alexander (1 Nov 1781–1 Nov 1848), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8061501, citing Alexander Cemetery, Laws Hill, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .