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Armstead Milton ALEXANDER

(1834-1892)

ALEXANDER, Armstead Milton, a Representative from Missouri; born near Winchester, Clark County, Ky., May 26, 1834; moved to Monroe County, Mo., with his parents, who settled near Paris; attended the common schools; worked at the blacksmith trade in 1848; engaged in gold mining in California in 1849; was graduated from Bethany College, Bethany, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1853; moved to Paris, Mo., and became engaged in business; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice at Paris, Mo., but did not sign the record there until 1881; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County 1872-1876; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law; died in Paris, Mo., November 7, 1892; interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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

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