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Alexander BUCKNER

(1785-1833)
Senate Years of Service:
1831-1833
Party:
Jacksonian

BUCKNER, Alexander, a Senator from Missouri; born in Jefferson County, Ky., in 1785; studied law; moved to Charleston, Clark County, Ind., in 1812; moved to Missouri in 1818 and settled near Jackson, Cape Girardeau County; practiced law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; appointed by the Territorial Governor as circuit attorney for the Cape Girardeau district; president of the State constitutional convention in 1820; member, State senate 1822-1826; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1831, until his death due to cholera in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., June 6, 1833; interment on his farm in Cape Girardeau County; reinterment in City Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1897.

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

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