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Alexander McKIM

(1748-1832)

McKIM, Alexander, (uncle of Isaac McKim), a Representative from Maryland; born in Brandywine, Del., January 10, 1748; pursued an academic course; moved to Baltimore, Md.; member of the house of delegates in 1778; served in the Revolutionary War as a member of the Baltimore Independent Cadets and of the First Baltimore Cavalry; fought under Lafayette in the Virginia campaign of 1781; member of the State senate 1806-1810; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1815); engaged in mercantile pursuits; justice of court of quarter sessions; presiding judge of the Baltimore County Orphans’ Court at the time of his death in Baltimore, Md., January 18, 1832; interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

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

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