Adam Rankin Alexander (1781 - 1848)

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Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia
Death: Died in Marshall County, Mississippi.
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About Adam Rankin Alexander

US Congressman. During the War of 1812 he served as a Lieutenant in Captain William Dooley's Company of the 2nd Regiment, West Tennessee Militia. He was elected as a Representative from Tennessee to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1823 to 1827 (first as an At-Large delegate from 1823 to 1825, then from the 9th District from 1825 to 1827). In 1826 he lost a re-election bid for the seat to frontiersman David Crockett. Previous to his Congressional term he has served in the Tennessee State Senate in 1817, and after his Congressional term ended he served in the Tennessee state house of representatives from 1841 to 1843.


Adam Rankin Alexander was an American politician that represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. He was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia on November 1, 1781. He became a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1817. Prior to being a state senator, he worked as a surveyor, and afterwards, he was the register of the land office for the tenth surveyors' district in Madison County, Tennessee. He was a member of the court of Madison County in 1821.

Adam Alexander was elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth and as a Jacksonian to the succeeding Congress. He served as a U.S. Representative from March 4, 1823 to March 3, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Twentieth Congress in 1828.

Adam Alexander represented Shelby County, Tennessee at the Tennessee constitutional convention in 1834. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1841 and 1843. He died on November 1, 1848 in Marshall County, Mississippi. He was interred in Pryor Cemetery in Marshall County, Mississippi.


Adam Rankin Alexander, US Congress's Timeline

Rockbridge County, Virginia
Age 24
Age 67
Marshall County, Mississippi.
Pryor Family Cemetery in Marshall County, Mississippi