Evan Shelby Alexander, US Congress

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Evan Shelby Alexander

Birthplace: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Death: Died in Charlotte, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Adam Alexander and Mary Sarah Alexander
Brother of Adam Rankin Alexander; Isaac Shelby Alexander; Mary Shelby Harris; Sarah Shelby Springs; Catherine McCoy and 3 others

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About Evan Shelby Alexander, US Congress



Evan Shelby Alexander (1767–October 28, 1809) was a United States Democratic-Republican Party Congressman from North Carolina between 1806 and 1809.

Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina around 1767, Alexander attended the common schools and then Princeton College, graduating in 1787. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, practicing in Salisbury.

Alexander was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons, serving from 1796 to 1803, and was a trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1799 to 1809.

Following the resignation of Rep. Nathaniel Alexander, his cousin, Evan Shelby Alexander was chosen in a special election to fill the vacancy; he was elected to a term in regular Congressional elections in 1806, serving in the 9th and 10th Congresses and serving from February 24, 1806 to March 3, 1809. He died shortly after leaving Congress, on October 28, 1809.

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Evan Shelby Alexander, US Congress's Timeline

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Age 20
October 28, 1809
Age 42
Charlotte, North Carolina