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Alexander OGLE

(1766-1832)

OGLE, Alexander, (father of Charles Ogle and grandfather of Andrew Jackson Ogle), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., August 10, 1766; completed preparatory studies; moved to Somerset, Pa., in 1795; member of the State house of representatives in 1803, 1804, 1807, 1808, and 1811; served as major general in the State militia; prothonotary, recorder of deeds, and clerk of courts 1812-1817; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; again a member of the State house of representatives 1819-1823; served in the State senate in 1827 and 1828; died in Somerset, Pa., October 14, 1832; interment in Union Cemetery.

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

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