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Alexander DUNCAN

(1788-1853)

DUNCAN, Alexander, a Representative from Ohio; born in Bottle Hill (now Madison), Morris County, N.J., in 1788; studied and practiced medicine; moved to Ohio and settled in Cincinnati; member of the State house of representatives in 1828, 1829, 1831, and 1832; served in the State senate 1832-1834; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); was not a candidate in 1844 for reelection to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Madisonville (now a part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio, March 23, 1853; interment in Laurel Cemetery.

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

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