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Adam Rankin Alexander

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Preceded by  District created
Name  Adam Alexander
Role  American Politician
Spouse(s)  Leah Reagan Alexander
Succeeded by  Davy Crockett
Profession  politician

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Born  November 1, 1781 Rockbridge County, Virginia (1781-11-01)
Children  Ebeneza Alexander Mary Melissa Alexander William Reagan Alexander Jane Maria Alexander James Henry Alexander Margaret Ann Alexander Joseph Brown Porter Alexander Benjamin Newton Alexander Martha Hill Alexander Samuel Blair Houston Alexander John Bell Pinkney Alexander
Died  November 1, 1848, Marshall County, Mississippi, United States
Party  Democratic-Republican Party

Political party  Jacksonian Republican

Adam Rankin Alexander (November 1, 1781 – November 1, 1848) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.


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Alexander was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, on November 1, 1781, son of Oliver and Mary Craig Alexander. Eben Alexander was his grandson.


During the War of 1812 Alexander served from October 4, 1813, to January 4, 1814. He served as a private in Captain William Dooley's Company; and as a Lieutenant and Quartermaster in Thomas McCrory's 2nd Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. He married Leah Reagan, of Virginia, on March 26, 1805, in Blount County, Tennessee.

Alexander worked as a surveyor, and afterwards, he was the register of the land office for the tenth surveyors' district in Madison County, Tennessee. He was a member of the court of Madison County in 1821. He became a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1817.

Elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth and as a Jacksonian to the succeeding Congress, Alexander served as a U.S. Representative from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Twentieth Congress in 1827, and lost his seat to frontiersman Davy Crockett.

Alexander represented Shelby County, Tennessee, at the Tennessee constitutional convention in 1834. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1841 and 1843.


Alexander died on November 1, 1848, at age 67 years, in Marshall County, Mississippi. He is interred at Pryor Family Cemetery in Marshall County, Mississippi.


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