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Lewis McKENZIE

(1810-1895)

McKENZIE, Lewis, a Representative from Virginia; born in Alexandria, Va., October 7, 1810; pursued an academic course; prominently engaged in shipping and mercantile pursuits; member of the city council 1855-1859, 1863-1866, and 1868-1870; mayor of Alexandria 1861-1863; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the unseating of Charles H. Upton and served from February 16, 1863, to March 3, 1863; upon the readmission of the State of Virginia to representation was elected as a Conservative to the Forty-first Congress and served from January 31, 1870, to March 3, 1871; president of the Washington & Ohio Railroad Co.; appointed postmaster of Alexandria, Va., in 1878; again a member of the city council 1887-1891; died in Alexandria, Va., June 28, 1895; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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