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Adam Rankin ALEXANDER

(1781-1848)

ALEXANDER, Adam Rankin, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Rockbridge County, Va., November 1, 1781; surveyor; member of the Tennessee state senate, 1817; register of the land office for the tenth surveyors’ district, Madison County, Tenn.; member of the court of Madison County, Tenn., 1821; elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth and as a Jacksonian to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twentieth Congress in 1828; represented Shelby County, Tenn., at the Tennessee state abolitionist convention, 1834; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1841 and 1843; died on November 1, 1848, in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn.; interment in Pryor Cemetery, Marshall County, Miss.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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