John Alexander (Ohio politician)

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John Alexander
John Alexander - Greene Co Hist Soc.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded bynew district
Succeeded byJohn Wilson Campbell
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the Highland, Fayette County & Greene counties district
In office
December 2, 1822 – December 5, 1824
Serving with Allen Trimble
Preceded byAllen Trimble
William R. Cole
Succeeded byAllen Trimble
Samuel H. Hale
Personal details
Born(1777-04-16)April 16, 1777
South Carolina
DiedJune 28, 1848(1848-06-28) (aged 71)
Xenia, Ohio
Resting placeWoodlawn Cemetery, Xenia
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

John Alexander (April 16, 1777 – June 28, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.[1]

Born at Crowsville, in the Spartanburg District, South Carolina, Alexander attended the public schools. He moved to Butler County, Ohio, and thence to Miamisburg, Montgomery County, in 1803. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1804. He moved to Xenia, 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.. He was appointed prosecuting attorney in 1808 and held that office until 1833, except during the time he was a Member of Congress.

Alexander was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1816 to the Fifteenth Congress. He resumed the practice of law at Xenia. He served as member of the State senate in 1822 and 1823. He retired from the practice of his profession in 1834. He died at Xenia, Ohio, June 28, 1848. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John Alexander (id: A000096)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John Alexander at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
New district United States Representative from Ohio's 2nd congressional district
1813-03-04 – 1817-03-03
Succeeded by
John Wilson Campbell
Ohio Senate
Preceded by
William R. Cole
Senator from Greene and Clinton Counties
Succeeded by
Samuel H. Hale

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