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Nathaniel ALEXANDER

(1756-1808)

ALEXANDER, Nathaniel, (cousin of Evan Shelby Alexander), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Concord, Mecklenburg County, N.C., March 5, 1756; attended the common schools; was graduated from Princeton College in 1776; studied medicine and surgery; served in the Revolutionary War as a surgeon 1778-1782; after independence was established, practiced his profession at the High Hills of Santee in South Carolina; subsequently returned to Charlotte, N.C., and continued practice; member of the State house of commons in 1797; served in the State senate in 1801 and 1802; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until November 1805, when he resigned to become Governor; Governor of North Carolina 1805-1807; died in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., March 7, 1808; interment in Old Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.

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

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