John ALEXANDER, Congress, OH (1777-1848)

ALEXANDER John , a Representative from Ohio; born at Crowsville, in the Spartanburg District, S.C., April 16, 1777; attended the public schools; moved to Butler County, Ohio, and thence to Miamisburg, Montgomery County, in 1803; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1804; moved to Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, in 1805 and continued his profession there, also practicing in Columbus, Chillicothe, and before the Supreme Court of the United States at Washington, D.C.; appointed prosecuting attorney in 1808 and held that office until 1833, except during the time he was a Member of Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1816 to the Fifteenth Congress; resumed the practice of law at Xenia; member of the State senate in 1822 and 1823; served in the State house of representatives two terms; retired from the practice of his profession in 1834; died at Xenia, Ohio, June 28, 1848; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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