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Alexander Dalrymple ORR

(1761-1835)

ORR, Alexander Dalrymple, (nephew of William Grayson), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Alexandria, Loudoun County, Va., November 6, 1761; attended the local schools; about 1782 moved to Bourbon County, Ky. (then a part of Virginia), thence to a plantation on the Ohio River below Maysville, Mason County, Ky., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the Virginia house of delegates in 1790; elected to the state senate in 1792 and served until his election to Congress; upon the admission of Kentucky as a state into the Union was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second and Third Congresses and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress and served from November 8, 1792, to March 3, 1797; resumed agricultural pursuits in Mason County near Maysville; died in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., June 21, 1835; interment in Paris Cemetery.

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

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